9 Weeks Pregnant: Baby Size, Symptoms, Foods to Eat, Body Changes

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Weeks to go!

9th Week Pregnancy Highlights

Little Human Being

Your baby’s paddled feet and hands start sprouting tender fingers and toes.

Look-Out For

If you experience facial swelling, low back pain, or persistent itching, then get in touch with your doctor immediately.

Pregnancy Milestone

At week 9,you’re now in your third month!

Your Baby’s Development
During Week 9

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Week 9
Baby’s Growth

weight (lbs)

2 g.

Length (cm)

2.3 cm.

Approximate size

Grape

How Big is Baby?

Your baby is now the size of a grape.

This week, your baby has been promoted from embryo stage to fetus stage. The head becomes erect and develops with prominent ears along with the formation of spleen and gallbladder. The baby has started making early movements which are not detected externally. You can hear the heartbeat of the baby through ultrasound. In some cases, you may hear the baby’s heart beat even after 11 weeks which is quite normal.

Baby’s Length: 2.3 cm.

Baby’s Weight: 2 g.

Mother’s Changing Body:
What to Expect

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This week, you might find your breasts and waist increase in size leaving you uncomfortable wearing tight clothes.

The increased blood flow may cause the veins to bulge and you may also encounter extreme tiredness.

This week, do not forget to fix your appointment for antenatal screening tests.

9th Week Pregnancy Symptoms


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Pregnancy Tips for Week 9

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  • One way to tackle morning sickness is to break your diet into 5-6 mini meals throughout the day.
  • If there is a family history of genetic conditions, this is the right time to consult your physician about the possible genetic tests.
  • It is also advisable to sleep on the left side which keeps the uterus from pressing the major blood vessels thereby improving the blood flow to the baby. However, consult your physician on the same.
  • Stay around airy, well-ventilated areas to avoid inhaling strong odors that might cause further nausea.
  • Eat calcium rich foods which are much needed for the baby and the mother.

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