Baby development tracker

Baby development tracker

Week 11

Your baby

The foetus grows quickly and the placenta is rapidly developing (it will be fully formed at about 12 weeks).

The bones of the face are formed now. The eyelids are closed and won't open for a few months yet.

The ear buds look more like ears as they grow. Your baby's head makes up one-third of it's length, but the body is growing fast – it is straightening, and the fingers and toes are separating. There are fingernails.


During this time your breasts will have got bigger, so consider wearing a supportive bra. You may also find that your emotions vary – you feel happy one moment and sad the next. Don't worry – these feelings are normal and should settle down.

If you haven't seen your midwife yet, contact your GP or maternity team for your booking appointment and to start your antenatal care. This appointment should take place by the time you are 12 weeks pregnant. You will be offered your first ultrasound scan when you're between eight and 14 weeks pregnant though this can vary depending on where you live.