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9 Weeks Pregnant: What's Happening

You might struggle to button your jeans.

Your life is changing, you may not even look pregnant at this point (although your jeans might be getting a little too tight), but certainly, your baby is making his presence felt. You will most likely have morning sickness to deal with but are probably now on an emotional rollercoaster… MOOD SWINGS are common, its perfectly normal to feel totally elated, or filled with dread in equal amounts. Give yourself a break, this should ease up for the second trimester.

Pregnancy calendar - 9 weeks

Your baby is now the size of an...

Olive and has grown to about an inch in the last week. The eyelids, nose and muscles are beginning to form and she will soon be making small movements although you won’t feel them just yet. Your placenta is now doing most of the work in producing vital hormones she needs to help her grow.

Baby’s digestive system is developing well and her internal reproductive system is also starting to form. Her heart finishes dividing into chambers this week and the valves are developing.

Pregnancy symptoms at 9 weeks

Mood swings, frequent urination, morning sickness, fatigue, nasal congestion, and headaches are all common during the 9th week of pregnancy and you have your raging hormones to thank for that.

Tips and advice for pregnancy at 9 weeks

The stress and anxiety you feel towards the end of your first trimester is completely normal, so RELAX!

Now is also a good time to get your maternity leave sorted.

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