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11 Weeks Pregnant

Your tiny dancer is getting his or her groove on… but you may be feeling DIZZY. And is it okay to drink coffee during pregnancy?

  • Baby at 11 Weeks Pregnant 🚼

    Baby is about as big as an apricot. But she won’t stay that way for long. You may not have noticed, but she’s been on a major growth spurt these past few weeks, almost doubling in size.

    She’s also growing into more of the beautiful little human you’ll see on her birthday. Her fingernails are growing in, her ears are almost perfectly formed, nipples are visible on her chest, and she’s even developing hair follicles on her head. But if your baby is anything like mine were, those hair follicles won’t really start working hard until her first birthday.

    Your sweet baby is also getting her groove on—twisting, turning, kicking, stretching, and even hiccuping. Although, you won’t feel any of these movements from your tiny dancer for another couple months.

    11 weeks pregnant - Mama Natural pregnancy week by week
  • You at 11 Weeks Pregnant 🚺

    Nausea. Fatigue. Constipation. I feel like we’re just piling one pregnancy side effect on top of the other in this series. But I’m afraid I’ve got one more to add for you.

    Dizzy spells.

    Here’s the deal. Even though your blood volume is so much higher, you may still have trouble keeping up with the needs of your baby and your own expanding circulatory system. This lower blood pressure can result in less blood circulating to your brain, which in turn can cause dizzy spells. I know my head would really spin when I’d stand up quickly after sitting for a while.

    As always with pregnancy, take it easy, make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids, and keep up with the great nutrition. In fact, seasoning your food with high-quality sea salt can help build your blood volume, support your adrenals, and may reduce dizziness. Eat strategic snacks throughout the day like toasted pumpkin seeds with sea salt, or celery (naturally high in sodium) with salted almond butter. 

If dizziness isn’t an issue, go on your merry way, mama!

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