Your Baby at 9 weeks:
You are nine weeks pregnant which means you’re in the third month of your pregnancy. The 9th week is also known as the end of the embryonic stage. Only 6 months are remaining to meet your little bundle of joy. Your baby at the 9th week is about the size of a medium green olive and is about 1 inch long and is growing at a rapid rate. Your baby is an embryo only for one more week and is soon developing into a fetus.
Your baby’s head has just straightened out and is more fully developed and the ears of the miniature version of you are continuing to grow, making the baby look more human. The toes of the baby are quite visible, and all of the baby’s vital organs such as the heart, brain, kidneys, liver, and lungs have begun to develop. The soon-to-be-fetus also displays spontaneous movements of her arms and legs now as the minuscule muscles have just begun to develop, though you won’t feel any movements or the jerks made by your baby for the next one or two months though you can probably hear its heartbeat by the Doppler machine available at your doctor.
Your baby-to-be’s rump that is the spinal cord ‘tail’ has disappeared and is looking more and more like a tiny human. The hair follicles of your baby are also developing to form now. In its mouth, taste buds are also beginning to emerge on his tongue, and the bulb-shaped buds in its gums will appear as milk teeth later in pregnancy.
All your baby’s important body parts are in place, they’ll go through several changes in the coming months. By now, the heart has divided into four chambers and his nose and sense of smell are also developing. Your baby’s organs, muscles, and nerves are all developing at a great pace.
Your baby’s hands, legs, and kidneys are already developing and soon you can easily distinguish them. Your baby’s arms and legs have begun to sprout and grow longer. Your womb has already welcomed the umbilical cord, your baby’s lifeline. This cord will play a vital role in the next 33 weeks as it is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients and even eliminating waste into your bloodstream.
Your Body at 9 weeks:
9 weeks pregnant body goes through a lot many changes. Your clothes are getting tighter and tighter around the waist, and you still feel the need to run for the bathroom 100 times a day. The most common indication for the start of motherhood is – Pregnancy fatigue. And to be honest, making a baby in your womb is really a hard work. Your body is working 24*7 preparing for motherhood as it develops the placenta, your baby’s lifeline which is the core element of the pregnancy.
The body’s metabolism and hormone levels have increased, which leads to a decrease in blood sugar and blood pressure. Your energy level will upsurge and morning sickness will decrease over the next few week and relief will be around the corner. The placenta construction is developed and completed in the second trimester.
To avoid nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, it is essential for the mother to be to keep a regular check on the snacking habit. It is especially important that you make sure to start feeding yourself and your baby well but do not worry at all, as challenging it was in the first trimester, appetite is right now, it will be still a challenge for you in filling your baby’s nutritional needs.
Eat at least six smaller nutritional snacks if having a full meal task for you meanwhile having nutrient-packed mini-meals and snacks throughout the day is beneficial for you as well as your baby. Not only will the mini-meals be easier for your empty stomach to digest but keeping your tummy a bit filled is the best way to keep it away from the problem of vomiting. At this point focusing on foods you find less nutritional (even if it’s crackers, crackers, and more crackers) is OK. And don’t forget to gallop into the soothing power of ginger.
Here is Some Pregnancy Checklist at 9 Weeks Pregnant:
- Are you feeling the burn (a burning sensation down the stomach) — its termed as heartburn? Avoid having spicy and greasy foods and if it isn’t helping, try antacids. They contain extra calcium, which you need during pregnancy anyway and eases you from the problem of heartburn.
- Now’s the time to consider talking to your doctor about the common genetic tests including NIPT (noninvasive prenatal testing), performed after nine weeks, and CVS (chorionic villus sampling), performed between 10 and 13 weeks is a must for you if you have a family history of genetic conditions or if you are 35 or older.
- The best way to relax is to snooze on your left side. This allows a better blood flow to the baby and keeps your growing uterus away from pressing on your intestines and major blood vessels.
- Create a baby budget. It will be very beneficial for you in finalizing the last time essential utility products for you as well as the baby post pregnancy.
- Start using the eco-friendly household cleaners ones instead of the basic household cleaners for any toxics which could be harmful to you at this time.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep yourself and the baby in good health.
- Do 30 minutes of a moderate exercise, and make it a part of your daily routine now or develop the habit of going for a walk daily.
So, the miniature version of you and your husband will rock your world beautifully when will be in your arms. His or her little acts will motivate you to connect with and care for your child way more but now your body is busy in creating the angel of your life it’s your supreme DUTY to guard, care and love yourself.
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