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9 weeks pregnant

If you are 9 weeks pregnant, the face of the embryo will take shape. The tip of the nose is visible and eyelids come over his eyes. You are currently experiencing quite a few emotions yourself. From laughter to crying, your mood can now change ten times within a minute. That fatigue does not help.

YOU ARE NOW ..

CALCULATED DATE IS BETWEEN 23 AND 29 MAY

  • 63 to 69 days pregnant
  • in your second month
  • in the first trimester

Your baby in week 9 of your pregnancy

If the embryo initially only had mini sausages as limbs, in week 9 of your pregnancy they will take more shape. Fingers and toes appear on his hands and feet. These are surrounded by a kind of flippers. The places where the elbows and knees come are now visible.

If you are 9 weeks pregnant, your baby’s face will take shape. This week the embryo develops eyelids, even though it cannot close yet. At the nostrils the tip of the nose can be distinguished. Would your baby have a sweet little nose?

Follow your baby’s development, receive tips and more

You in week 9 of your pregnancy

Growing a baby is pretty tiring, you can be exhausted! Even if you barely got off the couch, it can feel like you’ve run a marathon. Not so strange when you consider that your body is busy with the growth of a placenta , your metabolism goes faster and your hormone levels rise. And all while your sugar level and blood pressure are lower. Take good care of your body and get some extra hours of sleep if possible. Walking and swimming often also help to reduce (extreme) fatigue .

After 9 weeks of pregnancy it feels like your emotional scope has reached a new high point, or actually low point. One moment you are happy, while you appear depressed again shortly afterwards. You are happy that you will be a mother, but at the same time you may also be uncertain whether you are ready . In addition, you probably haven’t told everyone that you are pregnant, so you carry a secret with you. In addition to all this, you also suffer from those annoying pregnancy symptoms . Comfort you, this will all be less in a few weeks.

Ensure the best care

In collaboration with Naviva Kraamzorg

Although your maternity period seems far away, it is wise to think about maternity care now. In this way you are assured of good care for you and your child after giving birth. Curious about exactly what maternity care entails and what you can expect?

Tip at 9 weeks pregnant

Your life is turned upside down and your body changes, but your work continues. Working when you are pregnant can be quite tough, especially if you suffer from pregnancy symptoms. Your employer is obliged to ensure that you can work safely during your pregnancy and that your health and that of your baby are not harmed. He must of course know that you are pregnant.

Tips for You This Week

Fight heartburn

Are you feeling the burn — heartburn? For many women, heartburn is among the earliest symptoms of pregnancy, beginning around the second month.

If avoiding spicy and greasy foods isn’t helping, try taking antacids. They contain extra calcium, which you need during pregnancy anyway.

Ask about genetic tests

If you’re 35 or older or if you have a family history of genetic conditions, now’s the time to consider talking to your doctor about common genetic screenings, including NIPT (noninvasive prenatal testing), performed after 9 weeks, and CVS (chorionic villus sampling), performed between 10 and 13 weeks.

Get your Zzzs

If your favorite position is tummy-down, that’s perfectly fine — at least, until your tummy is the size of a watermelon, at which point you’ll have to switch positions for obvious reasons.

During the second and and third trimesters, sleeping on either side — preferably the left, if possible — is ideal for you and your baby-to-be. This position allows for maximum blood flow and nutrients to the placenta — less pressure on the inferior vena cava — and enhances kidney function.

Fill up on fiber

Fiber-rich foods — aka roughage — will help you eliminate waste. Eat whole grains, fresh or dried fruits, vegetables, beans and peas.

Going for the green can also help you go — and you don’t have to rely only on vegetables: A juicy, sweet kiwi is a tiny fruit that packs a potent laxative effect. Aim for 25 to 35 grams of fiber each day.

You can read food labels if you want, but there’s no need to do the math — just choose lots of high-fiber foods. Ease into this if you’re not used to a lot of fiber in your diet already.

And the flip side to roughing things up? Be sure to shun those classic cloggers, refined grains, which are found in white bread, white rice and refined cereals and pasta.

Get more mileage

Sooner or later, every pregnant woman enters that period of fashion limbo. Right now, you’re too big for your jeans but too small for maternity wear. So get creative: Thread a rubber band around your jeans button, through the buttonhole and back around the button again. You’ll get a couple more weeks of mileage out of your favorites that way. Or keep your skirt partially unzipped in the back and wear a blouse, sweater or jacket over it to hide the evidence.

When you’re ready to venture into the world of maternity fashion, be savvy about your wardrobe. Buy as you grow, look beyond the maternity department for cute stuff that fits and don’t sacrifice your personal style!

Keep things moving

Constipation is one pregnancy symptom that isn’t often talked about. Need some tips to get your intestines going? First, scrutinize your supplements. Ironically, many of the supplements that do a pregnant body good — prenatal vitamins, calcium and iron supplements — can also contribute to constipation.

Talk to your practitioner about possible alternatives or switching to a slow-release formula. You can also get things moving by fitting in some kind of daily exercise, like a brisk walk or a swim.

Eight full glasses of fluids — water, vegetable or fruit juice, broth — each day will keep solids moving through your digestive tract at an impressive rate and keep your stool soft and easier to pass.

That geriatric favorite, prune juice, is tops in the category since it’s a mild laxative. Try to drink some when you’re really clogged, and if you have trouble taking it straight, blend it with other fruits and juices into a smoothie.

Another time-honored way to get things moving: Turn to warm liquids, including that health-spa staple, hot water and lemon. They’ll help stimulate peristalsis, those intestinal contractions that help you go.

Don’t forget, when you gotta go — go. Promptly. Holding it in can weaken your bowel muscles, making it harder to push out the poop. And remember to stay away from medications, including herbal ones, until you’ve checked in with your practitioner.

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