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Pregnancy at 9 Weeks

Pregnancy at 9 Weeks

It’s really happening! You may have your first prenatal visit, which includes a full physical examination, this week. Read more about this appointment at What to Expect at Your First Prenatal Appointment. In an uncomplicated pregnancy, your prenatal visits will be every four weeks until 30 weeks when you will have appointments every two weeks. During the last month of your pregnancy, your visits will be once a week.

Your Body at 9 Weeks

You’re well into your first trimester, which means that you will continue to have good and bad days. By week nine, you may notice that the tenderness of your breasts is slowly fading. Your nausea and fatigue may still be present, however. Miscarriages are less common after week nine, so you’ve made it to an important milestone. Celebrate that you’ve made it this far.

Your Baby at 9 Weeks

Your baby is now the size of a cherry. She has gone from being an embryo to becoming a fetus, and many of her organs have been created. Her eyes are formed but her eyelids are still fused shut over them. Her eyes won't open until you are about 28 weeks pregnant. Small ears, nose and lips are also now present. The sex organs are also formed, but they look very much alike at this point. It's not until about 12 weeks of pregnancy that you will be able to determine the sex of your baby.


The preceding information was adapted from The Pregnancy Companion.

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