Key Points of Pregnancy at 9 Weeks
- Symptoms from 5-6 weeks will remain fairly consistent with pregnancy at 9 weeks. You find yourself with nasal issues
- Your baby has gone from an embryo to a full fetus and will have more definable features such as arms, legs, and even a tail! (Don't worry the tail will be gone by the time the baby is born.)
- Your doctor's visits for prenatal care and ultrasounds will show if the baby is healthy and developing normally. If not your doctor can advise on the best steps to take.
9 weeks pregnant is when your baby's development is kicked into high gear. Most recognizable features like arms, legs, and a head will be fairly developed at this point. You will most likely be experiencing more symptoms of pregnancy. You should have had at least one doctor's appointment at this point and they would have advised you for the coming weeks. This is still very exciting even if your morning sickness is getting the better of you.
Body Changes at 9 Weeks Pregnant
At 9 weeks pregnant, you may find yourself with a persistent stuffy nose. Nasal congestion and nose bleeds are fairly common during pregnancy. Try using a vaporizer or humidifier to help lessen the symptoms of pregnancy. You continue to feel tired, nauseated, and possibly dizzy. You also may be experiencing heartburn and indigestion, occasional food cravings and food aversions, nausea, bloating, mood swings, and weepiness from the hormones raging and changing throughout your body.
Your breasts may be feeling full and tender. This can be one of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. The areola typically darkens and Montgomery's glands, lubricating sweat glands on the areola, may become prominent and more numerous. Especially for those with a light complexion, veins in the breast often become more pronounced.
Your waistline may be expanding and you may even begin to show slightly. Each woman and each pregnancy is different; don't worry if you aren't looking pregnant yet!
Your Baby's Development at Week 9
During pregnancy week 9 your baby may be roughly 1 inch long. Your baby also weighs in at roughly .1 ounce. Your baby's physical body including her arms, legs, and head has taken shape. The embryonic tail at the bottom of your baby's spinal cord is shrinking, and your baby's head is now nearly half the size of its entire body.
More fetal developments that typically occur during the ninth week of pregnancy are the formation of nipple and hair follicles, the abdomen and chest cavities become separate, the eye muscles and upper lip developing, the nerve cells of the retinas forming in the eyes and the semicircular canals of the ears form. At this point, all your baby's fingers and toes are present. The urinary and rectal passages are completely separate and the intestines start to move out of the umbilical cord and into the abdomen.