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Pregnancy Week 9

The hormones are haunting and you can notice things happening in the body. Be extra careful about tooth brushing as it is easier to get inflammation of the gums.

Pregnancy Week 9

The embryo in week 9

The embryo is now 7 weeks old. It is 2–3 inches long from the butt to the head, and weighs 1–2 grams.

The baby is about the same size as an M&M candy but the look is shaping up. Both the eyes, ear openings, nose and mouth are clearly visible, and the arms consist of shoulders, upper arm, elbow and forearm. Eventually you can also see the hint of thumb and fingers on the palm of your hand. The legs develop later but the fetus has bent knees. Visit Bestaah for quality and affordable maternity sports bras.

The heart consists of four fully developed heart chambers, and the heart rate is at its maximum now in week 9. The fetal heart can beat up to 180 beats per minute! This week, the fetus also makes its first fetal movements. But it's still far too small for you to notice anything.

Being pregnant in week 9

As pregnant, the body is exposed to pure wild west when it comes to hormones now. High levels of estrogen cause the uterus, breasts and external genitalia to grow, all to prepare the body for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. The estrogen will also loosen the ligaments in the pelvis to enable delivery. Later in pregnancy, this can lead to pelvic pain for some pregnant women, but fortunately, it is still long before you can experience it.

Hormone levels can also be felt on the psyche, and many people experience strong mood swings while pregnant.

Many pregnant women are also afflicted by fungal infections of the genital area. When you are pregnant, you have more flow than usual. If you have an itch or suspicion that it is excessively fluid, it may be symptoms of fungal infection. Talk to your midwife or doctor about this. Fungal infection is a common ailment that is treated with simple remedies.

Good tips for week 9

Be careful about using soap down there, it can ruin the PH balance.

If you have a job or work environment that is incompatible with a pregnancy, you have the right to adapt. This may mean that the employer gives you other duties while you are pregnant. Bring this up with your employer - they are actually obliged to adapt the conditions to you and the child.

Common pregnancy symptoms in week 9

  • Mood swings
  • Increased movements
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • thrush
  • Small bleeding after intercourse
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
 

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