Week 11

Just two more weeks left in trimester one! All your little one’s major organs are now formed and functioning and they are also starting to pass urine from their kidneys. His or her fingers and toes have separated and some of their bones are also starting to harden. While you can’t tell your baby’s gender yet, testes are developing if it’s a boy and ovaries if it’s a girl. And although you can’t see it or feel it yet, your baby is spending most of the time swimming, kicking, stretching and tumbling around. Over the next six months your baby’s main job will be to grow larger and stronger, to be ready for life outside with you.

Although you are still taking your folic acid supplement (if not, you should be) you can help to boost your intake by eating foods that contain folate (the natural form of folic acid found in some foods). You can get folate from leafy green vegetables like broccoli or spinach as well as some fruits like oranges and fortified foods such as cereals or breads which have folic acid added to them.