9 Weeks Pregnant
The changes are pressing on. Every day is different but you might not feel most of it yet. You are at week 9 now and here’s a summary of what you and your baby should expect:
Although you might not appear pregnant to everybody, you certainly feel it by now. Clothes start to feel tighter around the waistline because of the slow expansion of your tummy. Your breasts continue to bloom increasing in size in preparation to deliver your baby’s milk in due course.
The symptoms at 9 weeks Pregnant
The symptoms are very much the same as you already have been experiencing thus far but they might differ in intensity:
- dizziness, feeling like vomiting and actual vomiting.
- tiredness and fatigue.
- regular visits to the loo to urinate.
- hunger, food cravings.
- food aversions.
- ups and downs in your emotions.
- sensitive, tender or sore breasts.
However, if those symptoms are quite intense, this will be the week you might want to have an ultrasound to find out if you are carrying more than one baby.
We’ll have a look later on in this article how to try and alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms but for now let us have a look at your baby.
Your baby at 9 weeks pregnant
At 9 weeks he/she is the size of a grape. The magic continues as arms can bend at the elbows, toes are very tiny and ears continue to develop. Eyelids are beginning to form and take shape despite their minuscule size. There is no stopping this beautiful miracle!
Activity is something that will be happening now although you will not be feeling it yet.
Her’s the lovely Heidi Murkoff from WhatToExpect.com and the What To Expect series spells out what’s happening during week 9 of pregnancy with your baby:
How to deal with the symptoms?
Although the symptoms are uncomfortable, there are few things you can try to make them feel better:
- Lots of high-fiber foods combined with drinking plenty of water can help a great deal with constipation.
- A good maternity bra can help with sore breasts, her’s the one I’ve used personally: Find it here.
- Never stand up quickly. Always do it nice and slow and do not keep standing for a long periods of time. This will help you not feel dizzy.
- Caffeine is toxic, so reduce it drastically or avoid it completely if you can.
- Go to the bathroom as many times as you need.
- Avoid spicy food and have small portions. Eat small meals more often.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet. For more info on what to eat and what not to eat go to my post:
As usual, if you have any questions at all just reach out and I will be more than happy to help. Until next time: