What to Expect when You’re 9 weeks pregnant
When you’re 9 weeks pregnant, your baby will be about the size of a peanut. But he or she will already be developing a strong head and neck, facial features and internal systems. He or she is beginning to look more and more like the little person they will become. Also, your uterus will continue to grow rapidly to accommodate your growing baby.
If you choose to have a pregnancy ultrasound at this stage, you should be able to see your baby swimming around in your womb (even though you can’t yet feel movements or ‘kicking’).
Symptoms in Pregnancy Week 9
As your body works hard to make your womb a safe haven for the fetus, you’ll find that these hardworking hormones have other effects on your body – some of these common pregnancy symptoms are good, some not so good. On the plus side, your hair and fingernails are likely to grow much faster and your hair and skin might develop a healthy, glossy ‘glow’. On the not so good side, you may also experience unexpected mood swings or extreme tiredness.Find out more about why you might find yourself more emotional during pregnancy here.
The morning sickness pregnancy causes may start to ease or stop, depending on your body. Most women report that it becomes less frequent at around 9 weeks and stops altogether by the time you are 12 weeks pregnant.
To Do List
It’s a great time to start telling your closest friends and family your exciting news (if you’ve managed to keep it under wraps this long that is!).
However, we do advise waiting until 12 weeks to tell wider social circles and workmates, though. Unfortunately, the pregnancy statistics confirm that pregnancy complications are still more likely in the first trimester. If you should suffer a miscarriage a well-meaning workmate asking how things are coming along would only add to the heartbreak.
We’ve repeated this in every week of our pregnancy week by week calendar but it really is so important at every stage! Take extra care of your health during pregnancy – eat well and exercise regularly and take the time to rest and be mindful and relaxed. This way, your body will have all the strength and nutrients it needs to give your baby the best possible start in life. After all, growing a baby from scratch is hard work!
Learn More about the First Trimester of Pregnancy
At, 9 weeks pregnant you’re getting really close to making the big announcement! So, it’s a great time to start planning how you’ll tell your friends and family that you’re pregnant. Whether you go for an extravagant social media bomb, a subtle funny tee shirt or an intimate dinner with your nearest and dearest, there are some seriously cool modern ways you can announce your first pregnancy. We get you started with a few ideas…
As you become more tired, the temptation to put off exercising or to give in to sugary food cravings can become stronger. But, the key to increased energy and a healthy pregnancy is actually to keep up with your pregnancy exercise and nutrition routine. We give some friendly and practical guidance to help keep you on track.
As well as physical fitness during pregnancy, a calm and positive mindset is proven to be beneficial to both mother and baby. In this article we explore how pregnancy yoga, meditation, and music can enhance your pregnancy.