Nine Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect

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9-weeks-pregnantAt nine weeks pregnant, you are getting along in your pregnancy and are getting closer to your second trimester. At this point, you might be starting to show and noticing that your clothes are getting a little snug. Knowing what to expect at this stage in your pregnancy is important so that you can ensure that you are doing everything possible for yourself and your baby.

Your Belly at 9 Weeks

At nine weeks pregnant, you might have a small baby bump starting to show, but not all women are noticeably pregnant yet. It ultimately depends on you and how your body is reacting to pregnancy. To help prevent stretch marks and dry skin, make sure that you are moisturizing your belly really well. Ideally, you want to moisturize right after bathing since this allows your chosen moisturizer to absorb into the skin more easily.

Getting an Ultrasound at 9 Weeks Pregnant

Most doctors do not do an ultrasound at this point. If there is a chance that something is wrong with your baby, however, your doctor might talk to you about an ultrasound to check on him or her. For example, if you experience a trauma, such as falling down the stairs or a car accident, an ultrasound can be performed to see how your baby is doing. In some cases, an ultrasound might be done to confirm pregnancy.

Your Baby at 9 Weeks Pregnant

At this point in your pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a cherry. The following is happening with your baby:

  • His or her reproductive organs are starting to developing
  • The gallbladder and pancreas are starting to develop
  • Since conception, your baby has doubled in size
  • The fingers are getting longer
  • Other vital organs are starting to develop
  • Your baby’s head is tucked toward the chest, making the baby almost look like he or she is sleeping in a balled up position

You now know the important facts concerning being nine weeks pregnant. If you need clarification or have other questions, make sure to talk to your doctor. This is a critical time for fetal development, so what you are eating and your lifestyle are playing a critical role. Make sure that you are doing what you need to do to ensure both your health and the health of your growing baby.

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