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Your Pregnancy Week by Week
1st Trimester: Pregnancy Week 9

Welcome to the world of parenting!

An exciting journey is about to start and Mothercare, through this journal, is going to be by your side and advise you throughout your pregnancy weeks.

Get informed about everything that parents need to know such as pregnancy, baby growth, body and psychology changes, doctor examinations and appointments and of course parturition, breastfeeding and baby care.

Our midwife and lactation consultant IBCLC Ms Georgia Leze every week is going to show you a special path to a healthy and happy baby.

Pregnancy Week 9

Your clothes are getting tighter, and you’re definitely in need of new bras... It would be a great idea to change your underwear type to cotton for these 9 months and avoid using sanitary pads. This way you will be protected from urinary and vaginal infections. If you were used to intravaginal washing, is good to avoid it and change the soap you use for the sensitive area to something milder for pregnant women.

Pregnancy is starting to become business-as-usual, as your amazing body expertly adapts to the job of growing a new baby. The baby is now being nourished by your placenta, and is growing away happily.

Oh it’s exciting now you can really notice your body changing! Here’s what’s happening in week 9:

  • nausea is still a thing but it should fade soon
  • you’re feeling mighty busty and might need a bra fitting
  • thanks to your hormones, thrush or urogenital infection may make an appearance
Υou at Pregnancy Week 9

You’re still having those first trimester symptoms.

Whoever named it ‘morning sickness’ clearly never had to deal with it - feelings of nausea can creep up at any time of day. Even if you’re never actually sick, you often feel like you might be, and you’re probably still having extreme reactions to certain smells. For this morning sickness try drinking coconut milk and wholemeal rusks, but in moderation. Ginger tea also helps.

Do not eat heavily at night as the situation may get worse.

The good news is that now you’re into your third month, the sickness should start to ease off soon. The tiredness will also pass until towards the end of your pregnancy. Knowing that these symptoms are on the way out can help to keep you going!

Υour baby at Pregnancy Week 9

Your baby measures about 2.3cm long and is getting increasingly baby-like. Their fingers and toes are proper little digits now rather than being webbed, and they have joints at the ankles, wrists, and elbows. Your baby’s chromosomes established their sex right from the beginning, and now their genitals have begun to form. Your baby’s basic body shape and organs are all in place, and they’ll now concentrate on fine-tuning these, as well as piling on the weight. Your placenta is doing all sorts – producing hormones, providing your baby with nutrients, and getting rid of their waste.