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Weekly Pregnancy Guide - Week 9
Weight: 0.04oz 1g
Length (CRL): 0.63" 1.6cm
Heart rate : 148 bpm
There are signs of a baby genius forming - brain waves can now be detected!
You may start to see notches for future fingers and toes.

Joints also develop, and you may now see knees, ankles, and wrists.

Your baby's spinal trunk becomes straighter.
The eyes and mouth opening are now more prominent.
The beginnings of the buds that will develop into your baby's genitals may appear.

Intestines start to form in the umbilical cord (yes, outside the baby's body!).

The skeleton starts to ossify (harden).
If you haven't already, now would be a good time to schedule your first prenatal visit with the doctor. Many things will checked during the visit, including your urine, blood pressure, weight, family history. Sometimes, the doctor will conduct a full physical with blood tests, pelvic examination and a pap smear.
Nasal congestions are fairly common during pregnancy, and even nose bleeds.
Even though you may not feel up to it, it would benefit you greatly to exercise in order to improve blood circulation. Swimming and yoga are highly recommended.


Week 9 Fetus Picture(s):

week 4 embryo blastocyst

week 4 embryo blastocyst

Week 9 pregnant belly picture:

week 2 - pregnant belly


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