Useful? Share it!

9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy calendar - 9 weeks pregnantYou’re now nine weeks pregnant! How are you feeling? Many women will be experiencing morning sickness by now but it won’t be long until you start to feel more like yourself again, hopefully.

9 weeks pregnant – development guide

Your body

Despite your face looking fuller (due mainly to fluid retention), your skin may be looking very healthy. You may also find that your gums bleed easily when brushing your teeth. Switch to a ‘soft’ toothbrush during your pregnancy to prevent damaging your gums.

Pregnancy week 9Morning sickness may still be an issue but dietary management of this can help to ease the nausea. If it proves unbearable, mention this to your healthcare provider.

Emotions are still running high and will continue to fluctuate throughout the next 30 weeks.

Your baby

Sized at approximately 2.4cm (from head to rump), your baby is looking more like a baby than a ‘bean’, with arms and legs obvious.

Pregnancy baby week nineYour baby’s head – still large when compared to the body size – now has a mouth, lips, nose and ears, with eyelids forming this week. Tiny fingers and toes are starting to form and develop at quite a fast rate. Your baby’s heart is beating at approximately 180 beats per minute.

SIGN UP: Have this in your inbox each week! Sign up to our Pregnancy Week-By-Week emails

Three things to do when you’re 9 weeks pregnant

Alleviate your morning sickness symptoms

You’re probably feeling the full effects of morning sickness (aka all-day sickness) by now. And you’re probably well over it! The good news is that for many women the symptoms seem to disappear at the end of the first trimester. The bad news is that you’ve still got a few weeks to go yet. Read our article on morning sickness and tips for alleviating it.

Care for your teeth

Pregnancy affects your body, your hair, your mood and  your teeth too! Pregnancy affects your teeth in a number of ways. And, when your gums are bleeding or you gag when you brush, it isn’t an easy time to care for them.  But it is important that you do – so read up on common pregnancy-related dental issues and tips on dealing with them.

Ask questions about your morning sickness

If you have questions about morning sickness why not ask them on our morning sickness forum. There are plenty of women there who know exactly what you’re going through.

This content is meant as a guide only. If you find anything worrying or unsettling, or experience any bleeding or spotting, contact your local GP, obstetrician or an emergency healthcare provider immediately.

Post your comment

Comment Guidelines : Play nice! We welcome opinions, discussion and compliments. Especially compliments. But remember: the person on the other side of the computer screen is someone's mum, brother, nan or highly intelligent but opinionated cat. We don't tolerate nastiness or bullying. We'll delete disrespectful comments and any replies to them. more

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you have a Gravatar, it will appear next to your comments. Read more about Gravatars here

*

Prove you're human ... *

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED SUPPORTER
Baby MonitorsLooking to buy a baby monitor? :: Read viewer reviews of baby monitors BEFORE you buy :: Buy at a local or online Baby ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Weekend chat.General Chat
Naughty November TTC 2019Conception & Fertility General Chat
Adelaide FS recommendationNon-IVF fertility assistance
Our baby making journeypregnancy and babies through IVF
Show me your sewing! #3Crafts and Hobbies
Adelaide FS recommendationsIssues with Family Members
TTC December 2019Conception & Fertility General Chat
back to top