Week 9 of Your Pregnancy


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Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at 9 weeks are:

Hunger pangs

Feeling hungry all the time? Like with every other pregnancy symptom, fluctuating hormones are responsible for your growing appetite. The progesterone and estrogen levels are constantly changing, which are the culprits behind your seemingly constant hunger.

Food aversion

Food aversions are one of the major symptoms and strong indications of pregnancy. Most women experience this at some or the other stage of the first trimester. Your favorite foods turn out to be your enemy that triggers nausea. It goes to an extent where you can't even tolerate the smell of it. Give it a break, eat what you crave, but indulge in healthy cravings.


Some common pregnancy symptoms can linger throughout for some women, while many get rid of them as they enter the second trimester. Bloating is one of the most common symptoms during pregnancy, and it occurs because of the slowed-down digestive system. It can cause bloating, flatulence and burping. Breaking down your meals can help you combat this bothersome symptom.

Frequent Urination

Frequent bathroom trips might exhaust you at some point during the first trimester. But hang in there, drink water, and stretch your best to nourish your little one.

Vaginal discharge

Hormonal changes during pregnancy are like a never-ending game. Vaginal discharge is one of those symptoms that can give you a bit of discomfort, but this is the body's way of protecting you from infections. Wear an unscented panty liner if you feel uncomfortable, and ensure to use only cotton underwear.

Morning sickness

Are you feeling sick and nauseous at night? Morning sickness can hit you anytime during the day or even at night. Try to eat foods that are easy to digest, do not cut down on fluids, and increase the frequency of snacking. You can talk to your doctor about what you can do to cope with morning sickness during pregnancy.


Fatigue is a kind of exhaustion and sleepiness during pregnancy. It occurs because of hormonal changes and may continue till the end of the first trimester. For some women, fatigue and exhaustion continue throughout the pregnancy. Take care, get good rest and stay hydrated, as this is the only way to deal with fatigue during pregnancy.

Mood swings

Pregnancy mood swings can leave you flabbergasted, as the hormones are very strongly capable of swinging you from one mood to another in no time. Try to talk with your close ones, meditate and keep yourself stress-free.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 2.3 cm.

Baby’s Weight: 2 gm

Congratulations, you are now in the third month of your pregnancy! Your baby is now the size of a Grape.
The baby is rapidly transitioning from the ’embryo’ phase to the ‘fetus’ phase.

Your baby’s head is more straight now and ears are growing, making baby look more human. The tail like ending near the baby’s spinal cord is also almost gone now.

Baby’s heart is developed enough and grown large enough so you’ll probably be able to hear their heartbeat for the first time around this week with a handheld ultrasound device (Doppler). In case the heartbeat is not audible yet, don’t worry. The baby might be hiding in some corner and very soon in the coming weeks you will be able to hear their heartbeat clearly.

The tiny muscles are now starting to form. So the fetus begins to move spontaneously in your womb although it will take a few more weeks for you to feel those kicks.

The toes are visible now. This week the baby’s liver, spleen, and gall bladder too begin to develop. The bladder and urethra also separate from the developing digestive tract. Baby’s diaphragm is also nearly formed now.
Once you hear your baby’s heartbeat, be sure to check about prenatal screening tests that need to be done next week to rule out chromosomal and genetic defects.


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