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9 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 9th Week of Pregnancy

Pregnancy author Heidi Murkoff from WhatToExpect.com and the What To Expect series spells out what’s happening during week 9 of pregnancy with your baby.

At 9 weeks pregnant, your baby has ended the embryonic stage and is entering the fetal period now (good-bye embryo, hello fetus). Your practictioner can now detect your sweet baby’s audible heartbeat.

Your baby’s not quite ready for a cap and gown, but this week, it’s graduation time, as your little one graduates from her embryonic stage and officially enters the fetal period. At about an inch long, the graduate is the size of a medium green cocktail olive. But please, hold the martini!

Baby’s heart is now both developed and large enough to be picked up by ultrasound. But if your practitioner can’t detect the thump-thump of that little ticker this week, don’t worry. It probably means your tiny target is hiding out in a far corner of your uterus or facing away from the sensor. Sometime in the next few weeks, you’ll get a listen for sure.

Your little body builder can boast the groundbreaking of some brand new organs this week. The liver, the spleen, and the gallbladder are all under construction now. The bladder and urethra separate from the developing digestive tract, and the intestines begin to move out of the umbilical cord and into the abdominal cavity, which has grown big enough to house them.

The diaphragm starts to form. It’s the muscular membrane that will separate the chest and abdomen, plus help your cutie breathe after she’s born. And though you won’t feel it yet, your baby is trying out some early moves. Tiny muscles are starting to develop, allowing your little dancer to make spontaneous reflex movements with those tiny arms and legs.

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kinza art and crafr
kinza art and crafr
1 year ago

I am 8 week but babys no heartbeat plz tell me

Jamila Bowman
Jamila Bowman
1 year ago

Im 9 weeks and 3 days today…ive got an ultersound and i saw my baby move for the first time!!! Im due march 2020 im so excited😍😍😍

Rubber Ducky
Rubber Ducky
1 year ago

Due april 25 2020, I'm tired, and all I want to do is eat pickles and throw them up

Rachel Shin
Rachel Shin
1 year ago

I'm almost 9 weeks and I've had nausea all day every day since week 5! So many people on here are saying they don't have any at all. You guys are so lucky. I lost 4-5 pounds from it. All food looks disgusting.

Belle Rosberg
Belle Rosberg
1 year ago

I like when you said "Graduate"😊. My baby has just graduated 😍

Ayisha Salifu alemya
Ayisha Salifu alemya
1 year ago

Can it be Abourted early

riana davis
riana davis
1 year ago

Looking for a friend…

Swt Angel
Swt Angel
1 year ago

Allah bless us with good health baby

Haley Brooks
Haley Brooks
1 year ago

9w in a couple of days. Due in August 2020

Gamze Yilmaz
Gamze Yilmaz
1 year ago

Im 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant & ive been going really well so far, no morning sickness, no vomiting, eating fine, my midwife said i was a lucky one😄
However after i eat i dont know how to describe it but i get a really weird feeling, i feel as if im on my period😩

o.cat
o.cat
1 year ago

Whats 9 weeks in months?

Vanessa Flores
Vanessa Flores
1 year ago

Im 9 weeks too, no actual vommiting unless i make myself do so, which i sometimes do to actually feel better. Other wise ill have that really uncomfortable hot chest feeling! Alot of dry heaving mostly though….

Datz Lyf
Datz Lyf
11 months ago

Been nauseated 🤢 since 3 weeks , no appetite and sick once or twice of lucky three times a day . I have lost weight . Am waiting for the good feeling as the moment am a little depressed 😩😩

Mariam K
Mariam K
11 months ago

Is It normal to have mild pain In tummy?

Carine K
Carine K
11 months ago

I’m 9 weeks today and I can feel my baby moving a bite

Deepti vats
Deepti vats
8 months ago

Hello madam due to carona can't meet my doctor please tell mam

Deepti vats
Deepti vats
8 months ago

My last period was 13 April 2020 I did intrcors on 28 April only one and after 14 Jun I did pregnancy test it has light pink line (+) please you tell how many months and week I am pregnant or not.

Deepti vats
Deepti vats
8 months ago

I also seen your video for my last pregnancy.so much information you give very easy way thank you

Nhaila Turner
Nhaila Turner
8 months ago

9 weeks today:)

Morasha Bouie
Morasha Bouie
7 months ago

5w5d🥴 with baby number 2… I’m bored😁

Chasity Clark
Chasity Clark
7 months ago

9 weeks and 5 days 😍❤️

Shwetha Bg
Shwetha Bg
6 months ago

I am 8 week pregnant no heart beat…. What will happen

jalyn delrey
jalyn delrey
6 months ago

9 weeks today! Super excited super nauseated & having crazy headaches. But God is good. Thank you Lord.

Trinity Sheppard
Trinity Sheppard
6 months ago

9 weeks and 7 days today . Very nauseous. Praying that this nauseousness goes away soon . Barely can eat in the mornings through the afternoons

Kaerlighed
Kaerlighed
5 months ago

I am 9 weeks today and had my first ultrasound. I lost 3kg and I'm still picky at what I eat. I only want to eat fruits and anything with vegetables. I'm so happy that my baby has graduated!

Ma.theresa Delos reyes
Ma.theresa Delos reyes
5 months ago

Amen

Kinester Mutero
Kinester Mutero
5 months ago

Hyperemesis Gravadium makes pregnancy a terrible terrible thing to experience. im puking and nauseous . i cant

Rose Kaitlyn
Rose Kaitlyn
4 months ago

9 weeks today 🥰🥰🥰

Zama Dlomo
Zama Dlomo
4 months ago

I’m 9 weeks and 5 days. 🙏

Living Life With Tk
Living Life With Tk
4 months ago

9 weeks 🥳 haven’t thrown up since I was 7 weeks but I’m ALWAYS nauseous🤢 sleepy and easily frustrated

Mamello Phumo
Mamello Phumo
4 months ago

9 weeks pregnant and I'm so sick no appetite and lost weight

Kennie Evans
Kennie Evans
3 months ago

So I'm 36 and I'm expecting my first child I'm soooo excited.

fezile zulu
fezile zulu
3 months ago

I'll be 9 weeks tomorrow

Sirenof98 -_-
Sirenof98 -_-
3 months ago

I’m 9 weeks 1 day today!

stephens09able
stephens09able
2 months ago

I’m 9 weeks and 5 days today! Due date July 12th! So excited!!🤗🤗

Leandra Nieto
Leandra Nieto
1 month ago

9 weeks & 3 days 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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