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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.

See also:

Blood pressure during pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy

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kentsmommy - 26 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 - 26 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 - 26 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 - 27 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 - 27 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 - 27 days ago
That will be one big party every four years! Ha!!

JDH - 27 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 - 27 days ago
Thank you!

kentsmommy - 27 days ago
Great news angel!!

JDH - 27 days ago
Officially week 9 tomorrow!! Just had to stop in because I'm so excited!

angelfree77 - 30 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 - 31 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 - 31 days ago
Thank you! I'm so excited and scared! Today's the day!!

kentsmommy - 32 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 - 32 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 - 33 days ago
Happymommajess sometimes you have to pop into other weeks to get some action. Lol

happymommajess - 33 days ago
heeellloooo is there anyone there lol

angelfree77 - 34 days ago
Hello Week 9!!! This week is exciting because we go for our first dr appointment on Thursday!

shoot4-2 - 95 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 - 96 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 - 97 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 - 99 days ago
Its so quiet in here! How is everyone doing?

amy110 - 108 days ago
Pookalou, best thoughts and prayers for you and little babe. Let us know how you are doing.

amy110 - 108 days ago
Weber, hugs to you. I'm so sorry :(

weber3 - 108 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 - 108 days ago
Thinking of you at this sad and very hard time webber sending lots of hugs xx

pookalou - 109 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 - 109 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 - 109 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 - 110 days ago
So sorry to read of everyone's troubles!! I know how scary the not knowing is, sending lots of prayers ladies!

weber3 - 110 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.

pookalou - 110 days ago
Not good news. Bleeding again this morning even worse. Have my blood checked today to see my hgc levels then again in 48hrs to see if it's dropping. I am cramping and I don't feel well. Doctor said to prepare for a miscarriage. Hope all of you are doing well.

aussiemum86 - 110 days ago
@webber oh no hoping everything is going ok with you i still check every few days how everyone is going. I'm prying for you all that you all have a safe and stress free pregnancy. @pookalou it must be reassuring that you have heard a heart beat try not to stress to much as you said you have had bleeding with both your children. I'm herebif you all need a chat

weber3 - 110 days ago
@pookalou so sorry to hear you are having a hard time too. I pray this will turn to nothing for you and you can continue on and have your baby. Things don't look good for me here but I don't want to spend too much time on it so everyone else can enjoy their pregnancies.

pookalou - 111 days ago
@weber3 I also woke this morning with issues. Had some bleeding and brown discharge. We will see. I have had miscarriages before and I also bled with both my son and daughter. It's to early to tell for sure and I know not to get to worked up over it. My lower back is hurting, I don't feel well, but I still have ms. Hang in there.

weber3 - 114 days ago
@pookalou welcome to 9 weeks. I can't wait to be out of 9 weeks. It takes forever to get to that first appointment doesn't it!! Then after that i just live for the next appointment lol. I love it when appointments are every 2 weeks.Awesome that you heard baby's heartbeat. Hoping I hear one on Tuesday but nervous because my symptoms of ms is so weak still. I am wondering myself about not finding out the gender this baby. Hubby needs to know but he has had his way three times now can't I just have my way this once? Surely this will be our last so let me be surprised!!

pookalou - 114 days ago
All went well at dr today, got to hear the heartbeat....just got real. Good news heard only one heartbeat and dr didn't think I was measuring bigger this go round so doubtful twins....I know some would adore that but it was a relief for me. I still won't get ultrasound till 20 wks I know that's better for baby but I like to see them sooner. Been thinking about skipping finding out the gender till its born, since this is our third and we have one of each. Might be more exciting to wait.

pookalou - 115 days ago
Starting week nine today. I get to see the doctor today finally. Feels like it takes forever to get that first appointment. Hope to get ultrasound scheduled sooner rather than later. Still have terrible morning sickness, and no energy. Hope everyone else is doing well and hugs to those who are having complications.

babyrand - 143 days ago
Hey everyone 9 weeks soon and just got back from cuba. Uhh morning sickness is terrible. Hopefully wont last as lono as first BORN!

monkeymomma - 156 days ago
Hello fellow 9 weekers!

kekea - 167 days ago
Paulaplus8 I was here in 07 as well and the atmosphere has changed drastically. I believe that people are just using other outlets for support such as Facebook.

PaulaPlus8 - 170 days ago
Its so quiet around here....I remember back in 2007, my first visit to the site...there were posts everyday! Maybe enough people dont know about it. I think its a great site...especially when you don't have anyone close to share the experience with...nice to have someone know what your going through and empathize with how your feeling...Well...hope everyone is feeling well...this first trimester isn't easy...number 8 for me...and its like the 1st time all over :) Have a great day!

PaulaPlus8 - 172 days ago
Yes...the time change has made it even worse :( So not fun...hoping it takes a turn over the next few weeks :)

kekea - 174 days ago
Paulplus8 My work schedule is draining as well. I work Mon, Wed, and Fri 12 hours shifts... This time change is not helping my situation...

PaulaPlus8 - 176 days ago
Glad I am not the only one feeling so tired. I work 5 days a week and when Saturday hits I pretty much lay down and relax or sleep the day away...I catch up on household stuff on Sunday...then start all over Monday with the work week. I am soooo hoping this comes to an end when second trimester starts!

kekea - 177 days ago
Thanks RowdyRandi and we will be in the second trimester before we know it!

RowdyRandi - 177 days ago
Kekea sorry to hear about your bp issues. Hope they get it under control

RowdyRandi - 177 days ago
Totally with yall on exhaustion. Nausea seems to be getting better fingers crossed. Come on honeymoon trimester

kekea - 178 days ago
Check out the message in week 10. Interesting...

kekea - 178 days ago
1morefor4. I'm on auto pilot as well. Smh. I'm over this first trimester geesh.Treadingwater no matter how mush rest I get I am still tired.

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