The ninth week of pregnancy And pregnancy symptoms

In the ninth week of pregnancy

What you need to know about the ninth week

During the 9th week, the levels of the special hormone ‘human chorionic gonadotropin’ increase during pregnancy. In addition, the hormones estrogen and progesterone are also high. These hormones ensure proper growth and development of the fetus. However, due to the fluctuations in their levels, your emotions or sensitivities are at an extreme level at this time. Many refer to this experience as ’emotional rollercoaster’ or ‘ups and downs of emotion’. 

This time of pregnancy can be quite difficult or uncomfortable for many. However, in the following weeks, pregnant mothers gradually began to overcome this discomfort.

The following symptoms become more severe during this time:

  • Feeling more tired than usual,
  • Mild pain or pressure in the breast,
  • Getting a metallic taste in the mouth or not understanding the taste of the news, 
  • Nausea (morning sickness), 
  • Headaches, 
  • Mood swings or frequent mood swings,
  • Significant changes in eating habits – sudden onset of a strong taste in a new food or an aversion to a favorite food,
  • The sense of smell is stronger than ever,
  • There is a tendency to get upset / cry over small things. These symptoms are caused by hormonal fluctuations in the body during pregnancy,
  • Increased amount of diarrhea,
  • Pain in the lower abdomen, such as period pain,
  • Feeling of discomfort or bloating,
  • Spots on the skin.

Things to look out for

During this time, you may have trouble controlling your emotions. Try to keep yourself as cheerful and cheerful as possible. Get plenty of rest and try to stay calm. 

Regular moderate or light exercise is good for the body and mind at this time, but should not do any exercise that involves heavy work or excessive physical exertion. You should also refrain from doing heavy lifting at this time.

Many people may have frequent headaches during this time. However, it is forbidden to take ibuprofen or aspirin during pregnancy. Medications for headaches or any other physical problem during pregnancy should be taken only after consulting a doctor.

How the fetus is growing

This week the baby’s face is slowly getting better. The eyes become larger and clearer, and the eyeballs become more colorful. The mouth and its inner tongue are formed; Small test buds (taste buds) are formed inside the tongue. 

The baby’s arms and legs are developed. This week, too, the toes are not separated from each other, but looking at the ridges, one can understand where the fingers and toes will be formed. 

The major organs like heart, brain, lungs, kidneys and intestines continue to develop. The baby’s genitals also begin to form during this time. However, it is not clear whether the baby is a boy or a girl before 18 to 21 weeks. 

By the 9th week of pregnancy, the baby grows to about 22 millimeters or 1 inch from head to toe (about the size of a litchi or amalki of medium size).

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