Many people are unaware they're pregnant at this stage and are still going on about their everyday life. However, many changes can be happening during this time.
What Is Happening to Your Baby at 9 Weeks?
At 9 weeks, your baby is the size of a raspberry and is beginning to look more like a baby now. Your baby should be measuring around 0.9 inches and should weighs around 0.07 ounces. The joints of their hands and legs can now flex, their muscles are also starting to grow meaning they are beginning to move around in there. You will be happy to know you're almost out of the dreaded first trimester and you should start to feel human. You may be waving goodbye to some of the dreaded pregnancy symptoms. You may have been for your first scan by now but if not, you'll be there soon. Your first appointment usually happens between 8-12 weeks so be patient.
Is It Your Baby or Is It Gas?
It can be a common misconception that you can’t feel your baby move before 16 weeks. However, people who are in their second, third or even fourth pregnancy can typically feel their baby move much sooner than first-time mums. At around 9-weeks, your baby now has a newly formed nervous system and is beginning to receive shocks. Meaning the little “flutters” you will feel, quite possibly could be your little one learning how to move on their own. You will probably notice it is only you who can feel this beautiful sensation and it’s most likely going to be felt when you’re lay completely flat.
If this is your first pregnancy you may feel confused as to what you're looking out for or what your body is feeling. Most people will say you will know if your baby is kicking but if this is all new to you, you would be a little clueless, as expected. If this is your second pregnancy you will know how to differentiate between the feeling of gas bubbles and your baby moving.
What Symptoms Might You Experience at 9 Weeks Pregnant?
At 9 weeks pregnant you may feel the worst and be experiencing a number of symptoms which will take over majority of the day. Below are the many symptoms you may experience at 9 weeks:
- Increased hunger,
- Food aversions,
- Food cravings,
- Tender breasts,
- Frequent urination.