You may be experiencing pregnancy headaches at 9 weeks pregnant, and your baby is beginning to grow bones.
At 9 weeks, how big is your baby?
Your baby is approximately.91 inches long and weighs.07 ounces. That’s around the size of a Hershey’s Kiss.
Here’s what more you should know if you’re 9 weeks pregnant:
- Your Child
- Your Body
- Your Existence
- Ultrasound at 9 Weeks
- Real Mom’s Pregnancy Bumps at 9 Weeks
9 Weeks of Your Baby’s Development
Though it may sound like an alien message, it is really your baby’s fetal heartbeat. If you haven’t heard it yet, you will soon: most fetal heartbeats can be heard between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks. Hearing the heartbeat for the first time may be exhilarating for some people. But there is no correct way to feel…
- Heart development: Your baby’s heart now has four separate chambers and is creating valves. That heartbeat may now be loud enough to be detected with a fetal doppler.
- Eyes: Your baby’s eyes are fully developed as well, although they will not open for a while. Indeed, the lids will be welded shut until around 27 weeks.
- Arms and legs: Bones and muscles are beginning to form. Get adequate calcium and vitamin D to help your bones grow. Your body will soon start giving calcium to your kid via the placenta. Aim for 1,000 milligrams (1 gram) of calcium every day to ensure that you have enough for your baby without diminishing your own supply (which can lead to bone loss). Take 200 to 400 IUs of vitamin D every day to help your body absorb all that calcium.
- Fingers and toes: Your baby’s webbed buds on his or her hands and feet are developing into genuine fingers and toes.
- Weight gain: The baby is about to grow a lot. They’ll double in length and weight over the following three weeks, going from about.07 ounces to.49 ounces. That’s more than seven times their weight!
Ultrasound at 9 Weeks Pregnancy
Your Body: Pregnancy Symptoms at 9 Weeks
If you’re 9 weeks pregnant and have no symptoms, cross your fingers and hope for the best. If not, realize that the difficult times will hopefully pass shortly. Meanwhile, these are some of the symptoms you may encounter around week 9.
- Morning sickness: Nausea and vomiting can become severe about 9 weeks of pregnancy. It’s a difficult time for many people right now. However, the symptoms should subside quickly, and you should be completely free of them by the end of the second trimester. Continue to do anything you can to help, whether it’s frequent munching, sucking on lollipops or mints, or sipping lemon sparkling water.
- Fatigue: Do you find yourself nodding off during key meetings and while binge-watching Stranger Things? One of the most prevalent symptoms during the first trimester is fatigue. You get tired when your body produces more progesterone. Naps, early bedtimes, and sleeping in on weekends are all good ideas. Do what you need to do to get through it, just like with morning sickness.
- Cramping: This is not generally a symptom of a problem. Cramping at 9 weeks pregnant might be caused by dehydration, gastrointestinal problems, or your developing uterus shifting things around. However, if the cramps become severe or worsen, contact your doctor.
- Headaches: are prevalent during pregnancy for a variety of causes, including hormonal imbalances, stress, eyesight abnormalities, lack of sleep, dehydration, and hunger. You can attempt to avoid them by getting enough rest, drinking lots of water, eating often, and experimenting with relaxing techniques such as meditation or prenatal yoga. Check with your doctor to see what headache meds they recommend; many may give you the go-ahead to use Tylenol for a particularly lingering headache.
- Mood swings: Morning sickness can cause mood swings. Pregnancy hormones can do the same—some of them are interfering with the regions of your brain that ordinarily help you stay calm and collected. Make things easier on yourself if you can—at least for the next several weeks, when moodiness is at its peak. Reschedule social activities for the second trimester, solicit help around the house, and get plenty of rest. (Do you see a pattern here?)
- Urination on a regular basis: Do you have to go to the restroom every 20 minutes to pee? During the first trimester, frequent urination is very typical because the hormone HCG (the same one that causes nausea) promotes increased blood flow and leads your kidneys to generate up to 25% more pee than usual. This discomfort normally goes away in the second trimester, but it will most likely return when your kid is large enough to dance on your bladder.
- Pregnancy weight increase at 9 weeks: Doctors often advise gaining 1.1 to 4.4 pounds throughout the first trimester. You may gain 4 to 6 pounds if you are pregnant with twins. But don’t panic whether you’re under or above this limit. Simply with your doctor to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you require, especially if you’re experiencing difficulty swallowing.
Your Life When You’re 9 Weeks Pregnant
Your pregnancy is becoming more real at the start of month three, and so are your symptoms. There is no miracle cure (sigh), but these suggestions should make life a bit easier.
- Top tip: Keep food on hand at all times—in your bedroom, desk drawer, pocketbook, and car. Some people swear that eating on an empty stomach keeps them from feeling nauseous. Try eating something before getting out of bed in the morning. What does it matter about the crumbs?
- Consider the following gear: Are your pants too tight? You may not be ready for maternity pants at 9 weeks pregnant, but if the button on your jeans keeps popping out, pants extenders might be your new best friend. They’re quite convenient and will keep you in your usual clothing for a few weeks longer.
- Try these recipes: Check out these scrumptious dishes if you want to increase your calcium consumption to help support your baby’sgrowing bones. Three words: macaroni and cheese (if you can handle it!).
- We enjoy the following books: Looking for a way to get your mind off the queries? Conversations with Friends and Normalcy by Sally Rooney People could be a good fit. They’re well-written page-turners.
Real Moms’ 9-Week-Old Baby Bump