Week 9 of your pregnancy – is the seventh week from the day of conception. Taking into account the fact that it is difficult to determine the exact date of fertilization, it may be the 6th or even the 8th week from the day of conception. So 9 weeks pregnant is still relevant.
The ninth obstetric week is the beginning of the third month of your pregnancy. Of course, very few people can notice some physical changes in your body, and moreover to understand the real reason for your frequent mood swings. Only early toxemia may disclose you, if you are not one of those lucky women who do not have it at all.
However, being 9 weeks pregnant, a woman is already aware of her pregnancy by certain signs. Perhaps she has visited an obstetrician-gynecologist, or has been registered in the antenatal clinic.
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9 weeks pregnant: Signs and Symptoms
Being 9 weeks pregnant your body undergoes a number of changes. You may have already noticed that your favorite dress, which fitted you like a glove, has become too tight in the waist. However, your pregnancy is still unnoticeable to other people.
In the 9th week, the uterus is slightly increased in size, but its walls are just undergoing a slight extension. Now, it is time to buy a good moisturizing cream to prevent stretch marks. It will be better if it contains a sufficient amount of vitamins A and E.
During this period you may lose some weight. It may happen due to toxemia in the first half of your pregnancy. It is characterized by unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, intolerance to smells, and so on. All of these may result into the loss of appetite and weight loss. However, if for the last two or three weeks you are not tormented by morning sickness, then your weight may begin to grow gradually. In any case, this growth is insignificant.
At this period a woman can suffer from increased fatigue, frequent dizziness, occurring at sharp turns of the head, or changes in body position. Be careful to avoid fainting.
One of the subjective symptoms of pregnancy, which is most evident during this period is a sharp increase in breast size. Thus, your body is prepared for the upcoming process of breastfeeding. By the beginning of the 12th week the breast can become 1 size bigger. There is also a high probability of the occurrence of the first stretch marks.
9 Weeks Pregnancy Ultrasound
At the 9th week of your pregnancy, the doctor will refer you for an ultrasound, so to determine the duration of pregnancy more accurately and to see the state of the uterus and the fetus.
An ultrasound will show the heartbeat of your baby, now it makes about 130-150 beats per minute. It also estimates the mobility of the fetus, although the mother will feel the movements a bit later.
Fetus On The Ninth Week Of Pregnancy
During the ninth week of your pregnancy the brain of a fetus continues to actively develop. It has already divided into two hemispheres, and now the cerebellum, which is responsible for the coordination of movements, starts to form.
The muscles are growing and the limbs are thickening. Now, the movements of a fetus are more coordinated. It starts to move its legs and arms. The upper limbs are developing faster, due to a more developed circulatory system.
The fingers are growing, the membranes are disappearing. The palms are formed. There is a significant straightening of the back of an embryo and the tail is disappearing.
9 Weeks Pregnant Belly Pictures
Check out what the bellies look like at the ninth week of pregnancy.
If there are no contraindications and nothing threatens your pregnancy, you may continue to have sex during this period. Sex in the early weeks of pregnancy is not prohibited, but still undesirable. It can contribute to the development of uterine bleeding, due to the increase of its tone. You should be extremely cautious. If at the 9th week of your pregnancy dark or brown discharge suddenly appears, you should abstain from sex. In this case, it is recommended to visit your gynecologist. White and yellow discharge is considered to be the norm.
A pregnant woman should pay particular attention to the diet of a pregnant woman. After all, taking into account the impact of early toxemia, the permitted range of foods is greatly reduced. Nutrition can become a real problem. Almost any food can make you feel nauseous, and at the same time, there may be unusual preferences for certain kinds of foods.
It is better to eat small portions but frequently. It will help to cope with nausea and to increase the supply of nutrients to the body. It is especially important for the first half of the day. As toxemia is especially active in the morning, it is necessary to divide your usual breakfast into 2-3 parts.