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You are 9 weeks pregnant.

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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.

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Blood pressure during pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy

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bgscoobyluver - 10 days ago
9 weeks! Woohoo! I am soooo sick. I cannot eat or drink ANYTHING! And when I do it comes right back up! I think Im gonna go to the ER tomorro if I have anothr day like this since my doc office dont open till tomorro. geezzz! Please sickness! Leave me ALONE!! This baby bettr be the healthiest baby ever!

pugdunn - 11 days ago
Yay 9 weeks!!!!

funtimemum80 - 16 days ago
Hello week 9. My eldest boy has left us for university, the tears that have fallen the past few days have at least curbed the sickness. I can't help but feel a bit guilty that I'm pregnant, is it fair that I always seem to be pregnant?? I think this is the last one for me.......

ckaySA - 24 days ago
so here i am daydreaming about food i used to enjoy...but no longer enjoy...but hope to enjoy again soon lol...this is crazy!!!

ckaySA - 26 days ago
I worked with my previous 2 but am thankfully at home with this one..which has both it's pros and cons...guess we all just have to soldier on ladies!! there is light at the end of this tunnel!! ;)

ckaySA - 26 days ago
I have a 4 year old son and almost 6year old far this has been most challenging pregnancy in that i am always nauseas, feeling dizzy and super all i seem to do is you can imagine what my house looks like!! Guilt overload i tell you...but seem to be able to do NOTHING!! So frustrating...

beachmommia - 27 days ago
My lips have been chapped but no dry mouth. Maybe because I'm always drinking water or ginger ale lol. I cant seem to put my due date in to see what week I'm in because the year 2016 isn't available...

nervousnelly - 27 days ago
This is my 3rd. I have a 7yo boy and a 4yo girl. We're hoping for another boy. I've been so exhausted. Seems that the nausea and fatigue started hitting me late. I took a sick day today due to feeling so bad. I wonder too if I should switch prenatals. Also, I've been having extreme dry mouth no matter how much water I'm drinking. Anyone dealing with this or have any tips for me?

beachmommia - 27 days ago
Its crazy to see a bump already lol. When I eat I look even bigger. Hopefully I dont grow too much since he/she is only a green olive. I go see my midwife tomorrow. Hoping for another water birth but the office said she is part time now....this is making me a little uneasy about labor even though its my 3rd. I love my midwife and cant think about someone else doing the delivery. Thanks for the responses. (I have 2 boys so a girl would be awesome. I have a stepson and stepdaughter but would love a little girl of my own.)

Taylorsbunno2 - 27 days ago
Yay it's my 3rd too! I have 2 girls aged 6 and 2 how about u ladies? And like u too I've popped out a bit too which is not good when I'm off on holiday Friday and looked like I've gained weight haha

ckaySA - 27 days ago
beachmommia you're not alone...i feel somewhat the same as you... been struggling with nausea and headaches...and my lower belly has somewhat 'popped' out a bit sooner than my other two...(this is also my 3rd)...

beachmommia - 28 days ago
This is my 3rd bundle of joy (minus the all day sickness, fatigue and headache lol) I seem to have ballooned up and I'm only 9 weeks. I've been reading that this is natural for 2,3,4 etc births. Anyone experiencing the same thing? I dont recall getting so big so fast for my 2nd one....have a great day ladies and remember we can do this :)

beachmommia - 28 days ago
Hi everyone, I've had a headache for 2 days now. I took Tylenol, drinking cold water, smelling lavender, etc but nothing is working. Any suggestions? Could it be from my prenatal vitamins?

Rissa1 - 28 days ago
I'll be 10 weeks Wednesday! Can't wait...each day that passes is one day closer to getting out of the first trimester and hopefully saying goodbye to the nausea and food aversions. Hoping the next few weeks go by quickly for all of us! ;)

ckaySA - 29 days ago
been so nauseas and miserable that all i want to do is sleep the days away till i feel better...i've been hiding avoiding people like that a bad thing? lol

Taylorsbunno2 - 29 days ago
Hurry up Friday! I'll be 10 weeks and me and my partner are of to Spain for 5 days with no children. I was due to have my midwife appointment tomorrow but had to rebook due to me being at work and my work not knowing I'm pregnant yet. How is everyone???

Taylorsbunno2 - 32 days ago
9 weeks today :) 7 more days and we're be in double weeks woo hoo which means closer to the 'glowing' 2nd trimester.

tryingfor4 - 41 days ago
Congrats flyswim12! This will be my 4th my kids will be 9,6 and 3 when baby is due. For me fatigue and a selective appetite/ nausea seem to be my biggest problems. Going for my first appt this Friday.

flyswim12 - 41 days ago
Hello 9 weeks! This is my 5th baby and it looks like a small group in here this time around. How is everybody feeling? I've found that if I have a bowl of cereal (I'm liking lucky charms right now :)) as soon as I wake up I can function for awhile.

kentsmommy - 70 days ago
JDH - My little girl was an easy delivery as well! The boys were painful and well over 24 hours. My little girl was about 10 hours total and I didn't even know I was having contractions until they told me at the hospital after my water broke. She was so gentle and easy. The boys - another story. Ha! It's amazing how different they can be.

june2012 - 70 days ago
31 more weeks to go- gives me hope now... But mostly I am looking forward to 2nd trimester so that I start enjoying my Pregnancy. Constant spitting is driving me nuts. Halo week9 mama's!

JDH - 70 days ago
That's true for my babies too! My boys were both 2 weeks late but my girl was 3 days early! How cool. She was also much smaller than her brothers and a much easier labor/delivery so I'm hoping for a girl just for those reasons!

kentsmommy - 71 days ago
Wow, that will be something if the baby is born on 3/11! Based on the way I feel, I'm thinking that I will have a girl. My boys are late and my girls are early so if history repeats itself again, I'm thinking I'll deliver on 3/6. My boys were both 2 weeks late and my girly girl was 10 days early. We'll see:)

angelfree77 - 71 days ago
I think it is very funny that we are due on the leap year! The doctor hadn't even told us the date yet, but I heard her say, 'Is next year a leap year?' and I knew. I suppose we would celebrate in the 28th, so it's in the same month. Honestly, I think the baby is going to hold out and be born on 3/11, if they let me go that long. That date has always stuck out in my head, even since I was a little girl, but for no apparent reason.

kentsmommy - 71 days ago
That will be one big party every four years! Ha!!

JDH - 71 days ago
Angel, if your baby is born on the 29th I'm just curious, what day will you celebrate their birthday through the years? I have an uncle who was born on the 29th and it's always fun to see how/when they celebrate.

angelfree77 - 71 days ago
Thank you!

kentsmommy - 71 days ago
Great news angel!!

JDH - 71 days ago
Officially week 9 tomorrow!! Just had to stop in because I'm so excited!

angelfree77 - 74 days ago
Thank you! I got to see my Little One FINALLY with a strong heart beat and wiggling all over the place. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen!! I cannot believe how active s/he is already! My due date was almost right. I had 2/28, but the doctor says a leap year baby ;)

JDH - 75 days ago
Enjoy your appointment Angelfree! I had my ultrasound only because I had no period to date the pregnancy, but don't see my doctor until 10 weeks. I found baby's haretbest with my Doppler at home so I don't mind waiting 😃

angelfree77 - 75 days ago
Thank you! I'm so excited and scared! Today's the day!!

kentsmommy - 76 days ago
Good luck at your appt tomorrow Angelfree!! I'm heading out for the weekend with the family so I'll be MIA until Monday! Hope everyone has a great week!!

angelfree77 - 76 days ago
9 weekers, how many of you have already had your first doctor appointment and/or u/s? I feel like my doctor is a little behind since I'm already at 9w4d and my first appointment will not happen until tomorrow.

Kekea - 77 days ago
Happymommajess sometimes you have to pop into other weeks to get some action. Lol

happymommajess - 77 days ago
heeellloooo is there anyone there lol

angelfree77 - 78 days ago
Hello Week 9!!! This week is exciting because we go for our first dr appointment on Thursday!

shoot4-2 - 139 days ago
I had an interesting day. Forklift training at work and then a dr. Apptbwith a surprise ultrasound using the dildo looking object! L/o looks just like the picture on here. I could see the little arms and legs! I got excited all over again smh i can't wait till july to find out if i am having another son or a baby girl. Two years ago my son ,now 5 told me he was going to have a little sister lol well, he might be right!!

r-baby3 - 140 days ago
Thats good your morning sickness is better! Mine has seemed to ease up a bit too. I cant say the same about the pooping though! Haha lol

shoot4-2 - 141 days ago
I'm great! No more morning sickness! Eating just about everything that looks healthy! Still pooping every 3-4 days smh but I'm not complaining! Lol

r-baby3 - 143 days ago
Its so quiet in here! How is everyone doing?

amy110 - 152 days ago
Pookalou, best thoughts and prayers for you and little babe. Let us know how you are doing.

amy110 - 152 days ago
Weber, hugs to you. I'm so sorry :(

weber3 - 152 days ago
@aussiemom hugs to you too. Maybe we will be together with our next pregnancy. @pookalou praying you have answers soon and that it's only good news.

aussiemum86 - 152 days ago
Thinking of you at this sad and very hard time webber sending lots of hugs xx

pookalou - 153 days ago
@weber3 I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I am anxious to have answers too. I hate the waiting and worrying part. Will update when I know more.

weber3 - 153 days ago
I am losing my pregnancy for sure. Measuring only 7w 0d with no heartbeat. It's in the cervical canal on the way out or else cervical ectopic. Nice to have answers at least. Wish you all healthy babies in 7 more months.

aussiemum86 - 153 days ago
Sad to hear that girls but i have you in my thoughts and prayers. I Still have hope for you both my fingers and toes are crossed for you xx

jory927 - 154 days ago
So sorry to read of everyone's troubles!! I know how scary the not knowing is, sending lots of prayers ladies!

weber3 - 154 days ago
@pookalou sorry to hear. Hope your doctor is wrong. I am cramping bad and been bleeding like a heavy period all day. Not going to my first midwife Appointment. I was looking forward to this for the last 6 weeks. But I do get an ultrasound today to see what's happening. I have only passed two clots which seems weird. Fearing the worst.

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