By the 9th week of pregnancy, both you and your tiny baby are going through so many changes during this phase. Now, you are in the last month of your first trimester of pregnancy.
In this week, I will provide you with all the information you need to know about you and your baby’s development.
What to expect at 9 weeks pregnant? What’s happening inside your body?
Your uterus is still growing and you are probably feeling extra bloated but don’t forget that this mainly happening to you because of the hormones floating around your body. At 9 weeks pregnant, you’ll probably experience the following symptoms:
The changing levels of hormones in your body can make you moody and upset at many times. You may find yourself crying for no obvious reason or no reasons at all!
Blood Circulation Increase
With pregnancy, you will have seven to eight litters of blood in your body which means two to three extra blood litters than normal situation. You may feel dizzy as your blood volume increases.
At 9 weeks pregnant, your nipples will become larger and turn darker.
Frequently need to pee
At this phase, the expanding uterus is pressuring more on your bladder and increasing your trips to the bathroom.
Most pregnant women experience a gas issue but it is totally normal. To relieve yourself, you should avoid meals producing gas like cabbage.
At this phase, you may experience some nasal issues so it is better to keep issues reachable.
Again, pregnancy hormones take control and headaches are totally normal!
Now, how big is your baby at 9 weeks pregnant?
At 9 weeks pregnant, your baby is as big as a cherry. He/she weighs around .07 ounces.
What’s happening with your baby? (Your Baby’s Development)
Your baby, now, is out of the embryonic period and into the fetal period, your baby weighs around only 3 grams. Most of your baby’s physical features are undergoing critical development:
Eyes: the eyelids are totally cover the eyes but won’t open until the 26th week of pregnancy
Ears: the earlobes are now visible
Neck region: the neck region becomes more defined
Limbs: fingers and toes are now visible while arms are growing
Skeleton: at the 9th week of pregnancy, your baby’s skeleton starts to harden
The Digestive System: your baby’s digestive system starts to develop at 9 weeks pregnant.
9 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound!
At the 9th week of pregnancy, your baby’s heart is developed enough that its beats become easily heard. However, sometimes your baby’s heartbeats can’t be heard because your tiny baby is hiding in the corner of your uterus.
One of the best things you can do for your baby at this phase of your pregnancy is to eat safe and well-balanced meals. In addition to the following checklist:
The Checklist of the 9th week of pregnancy:
- Wear a maternity bra to relieve sore breasts
- Drink a lot of water
- Don’t skip meals
- Take bathroom breaks
- Avoid caffeine
- Avoid drinking alcohol
- Keep taking your prenatal vitamins