Week 11

Your breasts might be starting to feel sore and full around this time, so make sure you have comfortable bras, nipple pads, hot/cold water pad, etc. NSAIDs can be dangerous during pregnancy, but Tylenol is usually approved; check with your doctor to be sure.

Use Moisturizer

As your skin expands during your pregnancy, dry skin will crack and be come itchy. Moisturize daily to help prevent this.

Get Chromosomal Disorder Tests

A CVS test (chorionic villus sampling) is an early test available around this time to identify risk of chromosomal abnormalities like Down’s Syndrome. There’s also a nuchal translucency test (NT) that administered via a noninvasive ultrasound.

Avoid Heat

High temperatures have been linked to birth disorders, so stay out of hot tubs, hot baths, and very high ambient temperatures (100/102+). If you live in a hot weather area, make sure you have adequate air conditioning, and avoid working out in the heat.