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Your baby now is about the size of a medium green olive. The crow-to-rump length is 22 to 30 mm and the baby weighs 0.12 ounces. Although your body shape will not yet reveal that you are pregnant, your doctor would be able to notice an enlarged uterus. The hCG hormone is at its peak and you might notice more changes. Your skin may become smoother and a bit plumper, but you might also get an outbreak of pimples. Your hair may become less oily, or more. You might also notice some vaginal discharge, which is usually not a cause for concern.

Although the baby is still very small, it is beginning to look more like a human being. Your babys back is straightening out and the tail is shrinking. In proportion to the rest of his body, the head is large and remains curved forwards onto the chest. The head is erect and the neck is developing well. Even though the eyes are well developed, they are covered by a membrane lid. The eyes will not begin to open and close for quite some time still. Your baby will begin to make tiny fetal movements as the muscles start to develop. You will not be able to feel any of these early movements, but you might be able to see them during an ultrasound. The arms and hands are progressing faster than the legs and feet at this point. By this time of fetal development, the hands have defined finger ridges and the tissue between them will die off to leave separate fingers. It is impossible to distinguish a male from a female at this time because external genitalia look very similar at this point.

Your blood system will change during pregnancy and blood volume will increase by 50%. The increase in blood is important to meet the demands of your growing uterus. Blood volumes will begin to increase during the first trimester and will continue to rise throughout the entire pregnancy. The increase in plasma can cause anemia, which will cause you to feel tired or weak.
In week 9 (7 weeks after conception) the fingers are clearly visible.

See also:

Blood pressure during pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy





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mommy2mason - 2 days ago
Hello ladies! I have been a member of this site since 2009 when I was pregnant with my first. I just found out last week that I am pregnant again - with twins! It was a huge shock... actually it still is a huge shock. I have no idea how we're going to do this! My SO and I haven't spilled the beans yet, but we hope to tell our parents this weekend. So far I am exhausted and very nauseous. I also feel very anxious, not sure what is causing that. I hope you're all doing well.

jojo - 5 days ago
Week 10 tomorrow yaay so great to be entering double figures. My doppler just arrived so hoping to test it out tonight although may still be a little early.

lissie**** - 5 days ago
this is early for GD test. Hope you don't have it yet though you might get it later.

aksnods - 6 days ago
Had Dr appt yesterday. It went good. Took some blood and did a gestational diabetes test. Surprised that they did it so early. I guess since I had it first time. I will be going to docs next week to find out how tests went

aksnods - 8 days ago
I am sick at night too. About after 2 nothing is appealing but around 8:30 am I'm starving. Boobs are sore again I got a two week break but now it's back to it. Have my first real docs appt on Thursday. Would have been last thurs but my 5 yr old was home sick. So excited. Hope I get to hear heartbeat!!!

jojo - 11 days ago
Hi Ladies.. I have been a member of this site since I was pregnant with my last baby in 2008. Very surprised to be here again but excited to be in week 9 today :) jojo09 I too have been experiencing awful cramps some days I'm sure my period is about to start they feel that bad. Sometimes they last for hours then disappear other times I've had them for a day or two then nothing for a few days. We paid to have a scan done last week and everything is perfect even got to hear the heartbeat which was amazing so if sure these cramps are normal. Good luck ladies :) :)

JadeCrane - 14 days ago
Hi Ladies! Congrats to you all!! I thought I should finally post something - it's (hopefully) my third child on the way and I've been following these postings for the first two, just never participated. Anyhow, so far I've been feeling 'ok' - I have pretty good evening sickness so it's been tough coming home to the kids (ages 1 and 2) and turning on the charm. Ah well, par for the course I guess. My eldest always makes me laugh when she asks why I don't eat what everyone else does at dinner. I'm going to wait to tell her until we see bub looks healthy for two reasons 1) she wouldn't understand if something went wrong and 2) she can't keep a secret if her life depended on it! (o;

bonitadiane - 18 days ago
I'm pretty excited that we are entering double digits. Woo hoo. I can't believe you have to wait till 13 weeks for first u/s... I'd be soooo anxious. Especially since you could possibly have 2 in there. ;) how exciting!!! The past few days I've been feeling sicker than usual. It appears after lunch I have a hard time eating anything else. I just get a real strong sense of queasy and nothing at all seems appealing. Here I thought I'd skip this part!!! I thought wrong.lol but, I can't complain, it's not nearly as bad as previous pregnancies.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 19 days ago
Arh that sounds a cute way to share ur news. I have steadily told quite a few friends but I havent made it general knowledge yet, i'm waiting for my scan on 25th April and then when I know alls safe and well (and hopefully just 1 haha) i'll b shouting it from the roof tops haha. These cramps r like u explained, not all the time but more often than not, stick around a couple of days go for a couple days then come back. I will b reassured from my scan - its not until i'm 13wks tho, still got a while to wait. I thought it was going slowly at first but the past couple of weeks have flew...double figures here we come hahaha xx

bonitadiane - 19 days ago
Has anyone else shared the news??

bonitadiane - 19 days ago
JoJo ... I did. But it wasn't an everyday thing. It would cone and stay 2-3 days, go away and return again. I eventually got use to them. I've had them this time around but not as bad or much. I can't believe we will be 10 weeks next week. I'm also surprised no one knows yet besides my parents and sister. I have my first OB appointment Thursday, I'm praying to hear heartbeat. I think I'll wear my pregnancy announcement shirt on hubby's birthday which is next Sunday. I was going to try and make it to Easter. But who knows.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 20 days ago
Arh thanks Bonita...I can cope with the sickness I just dont like these cramps....u had the cramps right thru ur pregnancy oh i hope that doesnt happen to me fingers crossed !! X

bonitadiane - 20 days ago
Sorry your so sick JoJo. I do know that feeling. It's horrible. Hope it passes soon.

bonitadiane - 20 days ago
JoJo .. I had cramping with my first the whole pregnancy. I even went in to OB to make sure it truly WAS normal cramping. I'm getting lucky this time, still no ms. Little queasy here and there but that's it.somedays I don't even feel pregnant. Very strange feeling but I'm ok with it.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 20 days ago
So last nite and today my period cramps r back with avengance. I keep reading that its normal but I didnt spend my last 2 pregnancies feeling like I need to come on...I really hope this passes soon as itd starting to make me feel slightly paranoid. Aswell as this, nausea and vomitting have steppedup big time - my appetite has hit the floor soi'm left feeling ill and then when I do eat its too heavy and I vomit...the only thing I seem to keep in is toast and cereal which i'm starting to get fed up eating :o/ Anyone else suffering? Ha xx

bonitadiane - 21 days ago
JoJo I'm sticking around too. But I will admit I'm on the Facebook page much more. Although there is few ladies in early pregnancy on that page.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 21 days ago
Hi week 9! Hi girls....such a shame this site isnt being used like in the past. It was lovely speaking to people on the same stage of the journey knowing they where experiencing the same as u. I'm sticking round anyhoos :o) x....

bonitadiane - 21 days ago
Linds I think that's where everyone is. I'm already in one. IAP 2014. i think facebook pages have killed off this website.

lindsilizzard - 21 days ago
This page is pretty quiet! Thinking about making a Facebook group for those of us due around the same time... Unless there already is one?

bonitadiane - 22 days ago
Yeah. Hello week 9! Still feeling pretty good. Just moments of queasy. Very different from last 2 pregnancies. :) how is everyone else feeling?

glowingwith2 - 24 days ago
Thank you afshanm! I hope your morning sickness gets better. Almost there! I'm off to 10 weeks. Yay!

afshanm07 - 26 days ago
Glowing with 2 i hope you get well soon and the baby makes it full term. And just dont worry you will be fine im sure the dr will do something. Im put on medicane for vomiting its giving me headache and little nausa but i get lota of excess salvia does anyone else get excess salvia.

Jessica04 - 26 days ago
LJ06 Thanks!

LJ06 - 26 days ago
Jessica04 I had my ultrasound and blood tests Wednesday (yesterday) and my levels are at 90,000. We are sure there's only one in there. It looks like your levels are just a bit higher that the 'normal' range.

Jessica04 - 26 days ago
I had my first OB appointment at 9 weeks 1 day. I saw the heartbeat quickly with the portable, handheld ultrasound. My labs were done then and they just came up online for me to view. My Hcg level was 288,147. When I looked online the normal range for a single pregnancy that 9 – 12 weeks Is 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml I'm wondering if anyone knows their level for this week and how many babies they are carrying? Thanks!

glowingwith2 - 27 days ago
I had an abnormal pap, and required surgery on my cervix to remove pre-cancerous cells. The doctor said that my pregnany 'isn't that much higher risk than a normal pregnancy'. The stories I'm hearing are about preterm labor (at 17 weeks), and women being put on bed rest early. The doc said to let him know if I feel a lot of pressure on my cervix and they can stitch it of needed. Just wondering if anyone else has had someting similar, but with out the major complications.

blondeabby - 27 days ago
Glowing-I have never heard of it?? Is this what you have? My DH does not what exercising until 12 weeks. I feel like a big blob. I miss running and spin classes and weights:) Just a few more weeks then I will be doing it all again. We are going a way at the end of May so I would like to have atleast nice arms and legs by then. Right now they are rather lumpy:( I also think it will help with the bloating:) As for sex well...there is just no way I could wait till 12 weeks!

glowingwith2 - 27 days ago
Blonde, I'm so jealous. Doc advised against any activity until 12 weeks! Wth??? My hubby is going crazy! Lol. People have been telling me incompetent cervix horror stories like I want to hear them. I'm was hoping doc would clear me for running after my next appt, but now I'm freaked out. Has anyone else had cervical dysplasia? Someone without a horror story please!

blondeabby - 28 days ago
No belly sleeping for me anymore:( Anyone else totally into sex right now. I don't know what is wrong with me..I feel like a grade 7 boy! Hormones are so strange!!!

glowingwith2 - 28 days ago
Blonde, I'm not sure how much longer I will be able to hide it either. :) That's great to hear your son took it well!! I am having trouble sleeping on my tummy now. I could feel I was smashing my belly this morning. Almost 10 weeks. Feels like it's starting to go a little faster. :) :) :)

blondeabby - 28 days ago
I had to tell everyone at work yesterday...I totally popped! Oh well..just a few weeks a head of schedule. I also told my younger son who lives with me. He took it very well- thanks goodness!

snooks - 29 days ago
High hormones equals crazy dreams. I dreamt that our cell phones were giving us radiation in our hands. Likly not far from the truth. Ugh. SOOOOOOOO exhausted. It is never my turn to nap. I have a 1 year old and a 2 year old and a hubby that works hard. I'm dead on my feet and CANT nap. Ugh. Too snoozy to cook dinner at night so I've been making it at mid-day, reheating dinner. Better than nothin'!

glowingwith2 - 29 days ago
Put on a waist high skit today for work. My daughter told me it was up too high. I told her I needed it to hide my belly. She said 'mom, I can still see your belly!' Ughh, unsuccessful today I guess. I'm having crazy dreams too. Most of them are not good dreams... Running from something, baby monster moving in my tummy, hiding from people. Sometimes I wake up feeling more exhausted then before bed! Omg about 2 year old twins!! That must be a lot of work.

okynot - 29 days ago
blonde- I have ZERO energy too. I am sure getting up to pee several times a night doesn't help. Also chasing after almost two year old twins is impossible! I rely on my older kids to entertain and help out with them a lot right now. I am having a hard time getting dinner on the table too. I am actually starting to feel sick and I am dragging! afshan- I have the weird dreams too! I wish they were all good ones. Last night I dreamed that there were scorpions all over the place...shudder. glowing-I hate the puffy stage in between showing pregnant and just feeling fat! blah

afshanm07 - 29 days ago
Week 9 im here still getting weird dreams i dont know why ms is still there but im still taking my medication to ease them

blondeabby - 29 days ago
I gained 4 lbs but I look like I did at 5 months preggers with my first! 3rd day of no MS:) Feeling a little nauseated at times but it passes really fast. I am just totally exhausted all the time ...like I was at 4-7 weeks:) I have to figure out how to get more sleep! I have big bags under my eyes even....I am up 4 times at night to pee so I think that has something to do with it;)

afshanm07 - 29 days ago
Week 9 im here still getting weird dreams i dont know why ms is still there but im still taking my medication to ease them

glowingwith2 - 30 days ago
Starting to feel really good about this pregnancy!! Stayed home with my sick daughter and I swear I have been sleeping most of the day! I haven't put in any weight yet but I'm looking awful poofy!! Hoping I can keep it from office gossip at least 3 more weeks.

blondeabby - 31 days ago
Snooks-I never thought of it that way:) I will try to stay positive while I am barfing and lying on the bathroom floor at work! Lol

snooks - 31 days ago
I can barely stay awake. Naucious this time too. I'm kinda Okay feeling off. It lets me know that I am still pregnant. After a MC last fall, it makes me feel safe. Zzzzzzzzzzz

blondeabby - 32 days ago
Finally week 9:) I am hoping for less MS:) it has kicked my butt this week:( I am wearing mat clothes all the time now. Well pants not always shirts! Hope everyone has a great week:)

inkdoll - 36 days ago
Hi ladies!!! hope all are well... my sickness eased in the beginning of week 9...although it worries me a bit I am relieved because I was EXTREMELY NAUSEATED ALL THE TIME

Beckym - 41 days ago
Hello Ladies! I found out I am joining you in week 9, went for my first ultrasound and came out with a due date of 10/8/2014. 4th child, only one in there, hoping for a boy, but will be happy if it is a girl. Been through this 3 times and thought I was done. I almost had my body back, but I have to wait another year or 2...or 3...sigh.

mammaramirez - 42 days ago
lildebbie - I've tried them before and they did nothing for me :( I'm on Phenergan and Diclegis right now and although I'm able to keep everything down.. I still feel queasy. I think once we can actually SEE ourselves growing with baby and FEEL baby move, that's when things will seems to move by faster. :) Right now we're all miserable and worried and hoping to make it through the first 12 weeks unscathed :)

lildebbie - 42 days ago
I agree mama and leanbean, totally dragging! I cant wait until we all stop feeling so sick! I had to go buy maternity clothes (Already, I cant believe it) and they had these preggie pops. They help me a little and are yummy! Has anyone else tried them?

mammaramirez - 44 days ago
xobrittany - we can only hope to endure the sickness for just one more month lol.... I REALLY REALLY hope that it gets easier. Guess we will find out huh? Leanbean - this whole trimester is dragging lol

xobrittany - 44 days ago
Yay week 9! Still sick as a dog. 3 more weeks give or take I guess, eh?

leanbean - 44 days ago
Man this week is kind of dragging, but can't believe tomorrow, I'm a quarter of the way done already. This is my last babe. Still sick, but learning how to deal with it. Hope you're all well. See ya in 10!

2bBlessedw2 - 47 days ago
Hello week 9! How's everyone feeling? I'm still spotting every day all day but it's brown and actually has been the norm for all 3 of my pregnancies. Still frustrating. The next time I'll see my baby is March 18th. I can't wait!

mommysmonsters - 48 days ago
Hey ladies... Sorry I haven't been on much. I have had horrible morning (all day) sickness. I have actually already been hospitalized for fluids and IV nausea meds ... TA77 I am so glad to hear the spotting has stopped, that must have been very stressful! How are all of you feeling? The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that if I am feeling like this, baby must be doing good . I had a ultra sound last Friday and everything looked good with a HR of 174.... I just can't help but sometimes think all of this sickness and constipation can be good for babes...here's to a happy healthy 7 more months:)



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