What’s happening in week nine
Walloon……….! You have passed almost two risky months of pregnancy now focus on staying well and healthy. Although you might not be telling the world at large your happy news just yet, you might be thinking about the impact your pregnancy could already be having on your working day – are you feeling tired, or a bit emotional, or lacking in concentration just now?
At a glance
- Baby is growing at fast pace and their little fingers and toes are starting to change from being itchy buds into actual digits.
- Your baby’s organs, nerves and muscles are all starting to function now.
- Yours midwife or obstetrician will easily be able to hear the baby’s heart beat with a Doppler ultrasound if you have an ante-natal appointment this week.
- Babies begin kicking soon after nine weeks but you won’t feel it if you are first mother until week 16-22.
- Your baby is beginning to swallow fluid and produce its own digestive juices.
Your baby at week nine
Week 9 is a major development week and your baby develops a tip on the end of its nose,his/her fingers, toes, eyelids, lips and legs are becoming more clearly defined. There are small definitions on their paddle like feet and hands where their toes and fingers will be. Your baby’s bones are starting to form in week 8 and they can bend their tiny arms in this week at their elbows and wrists. His/her eyes look to be positioned very far apart and more to the side of their face than where they will eventually be. In week 9 the valves in your baby’s heart are present and the passages which will help air flow from their throat to their lungs have formed.
This week your baby is making little involuntary movements, though these are so small you won’t be conscious of them. It is still in a C shape, similar to a kidney bean but flickers and jumps around inside your uterus. By the start of week 9, your baby’s eyes have grown bigger and even have some pigment (color) to them. Most babies are born with blue or brown eyes. Your baby’s permanent eye color will become obvious between 6-9 months and is strongly influenced by the genetics they inherit from mother and their dad.
You at nine weeks pregnant
- At week 9 pregnant women are still likely to be feeling sick, tired and turned off by the thought of eating particular foods which they want.
- Most of the women feel dizzy or light-headed, headache which may be severe some times.
- Check your glucose level and try to avoid your blood sugar dropping too low by not missing meals, snacking between meals and eating foods which are easy to digest.
- Some women are facing acidity issues as their stomach not digest the food properly, so talk to your physician so that he/she gives you some medicine to cope with it.
- Blood pressure is creating problems in this week, some time it may too low that you are feeling faint so boosting your energy levels can really lift your mood when you start flagging, have a rest and grab a yummy, healthy snack and on the other hand it may be so high to take the medicine to balance it.
- Some women may be more aware of heaviness or full feeling in their pelvis this week. So take a rest and keep yourself active.
- More tiredness and wanting to lie down and rest this week. Some days you may not feel as if you’ve slept at all, or for long enough.
- You could become aware of some lower back pain from week 8 onward. This may be something you’ve never experienced before your pregnancy. Back pain now is usually a result of pressure from your enlarged uterus on your lower spine. Back pain comes and goes throughout pregnancy and is influenced by the elevated levels of hormones.
- To giving comfort of yourself a supportive pregnancy pillow you should buy which can use until you deliver. Long, rectangular pillows can be great for supporting an enlarging tummy and alleviating early pregnancy back pain.
- Mother’s breasts are likely to have increased in size and weight becoming sensitive and your waistline is quickly disappearing.
- Due to moods swings, you could be feeling moody and irritable. It is also normal to have mood swings and not tolerate people or situations as well as you usually do.
- As Baby’s brain development is in their way so some studies and researches shows that eating fish or seafood during pregnancy can boost your baby’s brain power.
- Nasal congestion can occur at any time of the pregnancy it usually begins in the first trimester and can last from a few weeks to the full nine months and some times nose bleed badly so consult to your doctor immediately.
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