What To Expect When You Are 9 Weeks Pregnant

As you enter the first week of your third month, your baby will have grown up to 30 mm in length, which is roughly an inch long. The size of the baby will be like that of a large grape. The baby probably weighs less than an ounce right now, but will gain weight rapidly, as the pregnancy continues week by week.

In week 9, the baby is probably working diligently on growing limbs and organs. The baby will also have all the primary physical features like the head, torso arms and legs. The little tail will have disappeared completely by this time.

You Baby at 9 weeks of pregnancy


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The baby should also be able to start moving independently, as the organs and muscles start communicating with one another. Another change that takes place is the baby’s eyelids fuse together and remain closed till about week 27 of pregnancy. Although the gender of the baby is still difficult to discern at this point in time, the baby’s sex-organs will have developed by now too. The baby’s heart will have already separated into four chambers by now. The baby spends time swimming about within the womb.

Pregnancy Week 9 Symptoms

During the ninth week of pregnancy, your uterus will increase to the size of a tiny melon and your pregnancy may start showing. It is quite natural for you to feel bloated and very tired. The retention of fluid, which is quite common at this time, contributes to the weight gain. Fortunately, this weight can be easily shed, after the birth of the baby. The weight that you gain during your pregnancy is distributed to other parts of your body, not just your belly. Moreover, an increase in the volume of your blood and the amniotic fluid are contributing factors in weight gain at this time.

Some additional symptoms that may be noticed by you, during the ninth week of pregnancy are anxiety attacks or mood swings. You may feel elated at some time, only to feel depressed or anxious a few minutes later. Rest assured that what you are experiencing is quite normal. Crying frequently is quite common too. Many women who experience these symptoms feel that crying is therapeutic and makes them feel better. These feelings are caused mainly by the increase in the levels of hormones. The best way to deal with this is to try and maintain a positive outlook towards things, relax, get plenty of fresh air and indulge in activities that can lift your spirits. Women who are pregnant with their second or third child will notice a baby bump before first time mothers and this is one of the more obvious 9 weeks pregnancy symptoms. You can measure your waistline every morning and record the increase in belly size. Many women prefer to measure their belly as part of a bonding experience with their partner. This simple exercise can help to relieve mood swings and depression and help you start your day with a positive frame of mind. When you are 9 weeks pregnant, symptoms like acidity and acid reflux can be very unpleasant and can also affect your sleep patterns. Doctors generally advise a pregnant woman to avoid medication unless absolutely necessary and so dietary changes would be one of the best options to treat these problems. A pregnancy diet should consist of foods that are easy to digest and prevent acidity during pregnancy. This would include foods like fresh unsweetened fruit juice and vegetable juice as well as homemade soups and broths. This type of pregnancy diet also helps to prevent nausea and since the food is digested quite quickly, it also helps to prevent vomiting. Make sure that you have small frequent meals throughout the day as this will help to reduce the chances of nausea and vomiting.

When you are 9 weeks pregnant, symptoms like constipation can be particularly annoying and can cause considerable discomfort. In order to treat constipation during pregnancy, you can follow a high fiber diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Unpolished rice is also an excellent source of fiber and is often recommended for pregnant women. You can also opt for fiber rich breakfast cereal or a small amount of porridge. 9 weeks early pregnancy symptoms also include gassiness and bloating and so you should avoid foods that are not easy to digest or tend to increase bloating. This would include cabbage, cauliflower, corn, white flour products, and beans.

When you are 9 weeks pregnant, symptoms like lower back pain will surface. This lower back pain is caused by the pressure exerted by your uterus on your sciatic nerve and adequate rest throughout the day will help to reduce lower back pain. You can rest with your legs slightly elevated for short intervals of 10 minutes as this will help to reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve and this in turn will drastically reduce and even eliminate lower back pain. When you are 9 weeks pregnant, signs like abdominal cramping may occur and although this may not have a more serious underlying cause, it must be brought to the attention of your doctor.  You should also put a certain amount of time aside to just relax and bond with your child. After your breakfast, you can relax for 10 minutes and think about how you will soon be able to hold your child in your arms. Many women find that visualizing their baby helps them stay calm and prevents feeling of depression. You should also talk to your family and friends regularly as this will help to dispel feelings of anxiety or loneliness. If any of your friends is pregnant, you can swap stories and advice.

9 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

When you are 9 weeks pregnant, an ultrasound examination, especially if it is your first, can be a little unnerving. Before you go for your examination, you can ask your doctor to show you pictures of other 9 weeks pregnant 3d images so that you know what to expect. Many women expect to see a miniature baby at this time but since your baby weighs no more than a paperclip at the moment, this is not really possible. Studies have shown that women who have unrealistic expectations as to what their baby will look like in a nine weeks pregnancy ultrasound are more likely to have problems bonding with their baby. It is important to talk to your doctor to find out what a 9 weeks pregnant ultrasound examination will show. Keep in mind that a nine weeks pregnancy ultrasound is a very early image of your baby and that in a few months your baby will be perfectly formed, right down to having delicate eyelashes and tiny fingernails. A 9 weeks pregnant ultrasound will show your baby’s heartbeat and tiny limbs. Your baby will be just a little over 3 centimeters in length and will weight over 2 grams.

9 Weeks Pregnant Weight Gain

Many women start to worry about weight gain at this time as they notice the increase in their weight. Keep in mind that when you are 9 weeks pregnant, weight gain is largely due to water retention and not accumulation of fat. It is this type of 9 weeks pregnancy weight gain that causes your legs to look a little fatter and you can keep your legs elevated for a few minutes throughout the day to improve circulation and prevent water retention. You should also drink plenty of water and avoid foods that contain plenty of sodium such as chips and fried foods as these foods can cause water retention. When you are 9 weeks pregnant, weight gain should not be a major concern unless the doctor has specifically recommended that you lose excess weight. This is because starting a new exercise regimen can place a strain on your entire system and can have a detrimental effect on both you and your child. However, you can indulge in light to moderate exercise as long as you have first consulted your doctor about it. When you are nine weeks pregnant, weight gain can be controlled through a regular diet and exercise schedule laid down by your doctor. In most cases, this type of a schedule is only necessary if the mother’s weight poses a threat to either her or her baby. Make sure that you follow a pregnancy diet that has been approved by your doctor, as your dietary requirements will change throughout your pregnancy to ensure the proper growth and development of your baby.

9 Weeks Pregnant Bleeding

When you are 9 weeks pregnant, bleeding or even spotting can cause you to panic. However, it is important to stay calm and note down the details of the type of bleeding as well as any other symptoms you may have noticed and then bring this to the attention of your doctor. You may be required to go in for additional blood tests or a vaginal sonogram. Some women who are 9 weeks pregnant and bleeding try to ignore it in the hope that it could be implantation bleeding but this is not really possible as implantation bleeding occurs within the first 12 days of ovulation. When a woman is 9 weeks pregnant, bleeding is a cause for concern but it is not necessarily a sign of a miscarriage. If you are nine weeks pregnant and bleeding or spotting, keep in mind that this is not an uncommon occurrence as many women experience spotting throughout their first trimester and yet go on to have perfectly healthy babies; however, 9 weeks pregnancy bleeding is something that you need to discuss with your doctor right away. In cases where a woman is 9 weeks pregnant and the bleeding is very heavy or if she is experiencing abdominal cramps, emergency care is essential.

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