9 Weeks Pregnant
The end of the embryo period
Will you assume for one more week that your infant is already an egg and is now growing into a fetus? He is about 1 inch long now, the size of a medium green olive, but please, no martinis.
The head has been straightened out and grown more thoroughly, and the ears begin to expand, making the baby appear more normal. Plus, the toes are visible, and all the vital organs of the baby have started to develop, such as the heart, brain, kidneys, liver, and lungs.
Now the tiny muscles are starting to form, the arms and legs of your soon-to-be-fetus are already instinctively shifting, but for at least another month or two, you will not feel your tiny dancer.
9 weeks pregnant is how many months?
If you're nine weeks old, so you're in your third month of pregnancy. There are only 6 months left to go!
Baby's heartbeat is audible on ultrasound
Although it's way too early to experience something, maybe hearing anything is not too early. The heart of your infant is sufficiently developed and has become big enough to detect its beats with a Doppler, a handheld ultrasound instrument that amplifies the lub-dub sound that the heart produces.
But don't panic if the doctor is still struggling to pick up the sound of your child's pulse. It just means that your shy guy hides in your uterus corner or has his back faced out, making it impossible for the Doppler to locate his target. The miraculous sound is sure to be detectable in a few weeks, or on your next visit, for your listening pleasure.
Your Body at Week 9
Feeling so tired!
You may sound like you've already hit the limit at 9 weeks pregnant when it comes to pregnancy symptoms: your pants are getting tighter around the waist, you're busting out on top and you're constantly going to the toilet 100 times a day, and if it's not that you're sick.
Wait, however, there's more. You're having trouble taking your head off the couch, you're dragging your feet all day, and as soon as you get home at night, you can't wait to climb into bed.
A familiar sound? A common symptom, particularly in the first trimester, is severe pregnancy fatigue. And for good reason: It is hard work to make an infant. As it grows the placenta, the lifeline of your daughter, the body is working overtime planning for motherhood.
What's more, the metabolism and hormone levels in the body have risen dramatically, prompting a drop in blood sugar and blood pressure, a tiredness formula. The good news: as your endurance level rises, relaxation is around the corner and morning sickness declines over the next few weeks, until placenta development in the second trimester is done.