When you are 9 weeks pregnant the child is almost one inch long and weighs only a fraction of an ounce. Most of the structures of the main body, like the head, hands and feet are in place. Now the smaller details will begin to develop over the next few weeks. If you see an ultrasound of the baby at this time, you will find an amazingly well developed beating heart. In fact, all four chambers of the heart valves of the child will be divided as it continues to develop this week! You will see his eyelids but your child’s eyes will remain closed until about 26 weeks along. Other features of the face such as nose, mouth and ears are also distinguishable and additional features, such as the nostrils are well-formed. Perhaps the most surprising thing of all is that all the major organs of the child are in place already, and they all really work.
The mother will most likely be more anxious about now. And those who are watching her life can begin to see that she is expecting. It will only be a couple of weeks before she will have to apply for a maternity store credit card! Certainly it might be a feeling of the clothes a little tighter every week. There is no cause to. Before long, the baby that fits nicely in her belly will begin to be the long awaited bump on full display!
When you decide to announce your pregnancy to your family and colleagues remains a personal choice. Many women choose to wait until their second trimester because the risk of miscarriage is much lower. Depending on where you live, it may even be parents and support groups that can help you prepare for your new role.
There are also many online forums for women who are9 weeks pregnant. There are communities and support groups right at your fingertips. But depending on your symptoms, this time period can be difficult; especially when you’re still going through morning sickness, fatigue and a number of other physical effects of pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, you may also feel worried about being a parent. You are simply required to take care of yourself. Many new interests will also begin to develop. You will find this series to be related to babies and parenting.
Every new parent who is 9 weeks pregnant goes through this to some extent and it is helpful to talk with other parents around you so you can learn from their experiences and make new friends who can help support you in your new exciting adventure.