9 Weeks Pregnant | 9 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms | Baby at 9 Weeks

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You've completed 2 months of pregnancy. Congrats! It's ok to feel excited and uncertain at the same time. Let's make it easy for you. Here are all things you need to know about your body and baby while you are 9 weeks pregnant:

Baby Development:

Your baby is now in grape size

week 9 baby development

It's time to say goodbye to the embryonic stage and welcome the 9-week fetus. Baby at 9 weeks is as big as a cherry. The 9-week old baby is looking more human-like with its ears continuing to grow. Tiny muscles are taking form and the arms and legs will soon be able to move. Taste buds are forming on the tongue and hair follicles have been formed.

9-week ultrasound can now help you hear your baby's heartbeat more clearly. In the 9 weeks pregnant ultrasound, you'll be able to see the baby's head, body, and limbs. The number of babies you are carrying can also be determined at this stage.

Body Changes

Your body's metabolism and hormone levels have risen causing a drop in your blood pressure. Your heart is pumping harder and faster which may cause dizziness and headaches. You will notice a change in your body shape. 9 weeks pregnant belly is taking shape and this stage is the beginning of the baby bump. Your uterus is growing, shifting organs to accommodate your baby. Your lower abdomen at this stage will feel a lot more firm.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

Due Date Calculator

9 weeks pregnant symptoms:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 9.
  1. Mood swings. Hormones are raging making your emotions more difficult to control.
  2. Morning sickness. Let's call it all-day sickness. Keep ginger handy!
  3. Frequent urination. Your uterus is expanding. So, stay hydrated.
  4. Fatigue. Never skip meals to get your energy back.
  5. Nasal congestion. Pregnancy can cause higher mucus production.
  6. Headaches. It's hormones again! Get plenty of sleep and use a warm or cold compress.

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:
  1. Wear a maternity bra or sports bra to relieve sore breasts.
  2. Drink plenty of water and eat high-fibre foods to avoid constipation.
  3. Stand up slowly and avoid standing for too long.
  4. Never skip meals. Eat small meals every few hours
  5. Avoid greasy and spicy foods to help prevent heartburn and nausea.
  6. Keep salty crackers or dry toast before getting out of bed to prevent nausea.
  7. Eat bland, easy-to-digest small meals.
  8. Avoid caffeine

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