Congratulations, you’ve made it to the 9th week! At this stage, your baby, although still very tiny, is growing faster than you can imagine. Would you believe us if we told you that your baby is already the size of a cherry? Well, we’re not joking! Read on to know more about your baby’s developments and the do’s and don’ts you need to follow this week.
9 weeks into your pregnancy, the feeling that your life is going to change drastically very soon will start settling upon you. Here’s a guide to everything that will occur in this period of pregnancy.
The baby’s face is slowly starting to form
Your baby now has eyes which are more prominent and a mouth and tongue (with tiny taste buds)
Your baby’s eyelids are beginning to form
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The baby has grown to 22mm in length from head to bottom
The internal organs are fast developing
The placenta is developed now and will take over the very important job of producing hormones
Your baby’s spinal cord “tail” has disappeared, making it look more human
Your baby now has an audible heartbeat, which is at 160-170 beats per minute
Your strong guy is slowly beginning to form tiny muscles
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Taking care of yourself is extremely important and optimum during this period and to prepare for days to come as the miracle unfolds with you. Your activities of self-love will also be beneficial for your baby. Here are a few things you can do:
Take a walk, as keeping yourself fit will reduce the chances of any further complications during your pregnancy period
Drink lots of water. It acts as a medium through which a lot of important nutrients are passed on to your child