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Week 9

 

 

Pregnancy MomWhat Is Happening To Your Body

 

Stuffy noses and bloody noses are common during pregnancy, thanks to swelling in your nasal passages. Try using a vaporizer or humidifier to lessen the symptoms

 

Although you probably won’t notice a visible bump yet, your uterus has doubled in size since conception. You may feel that your waistband is a bit snug.


Pregnancy BabyWhat Is Happening To Your Baby


Your baby now measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long from crown to rump, or roughly the size of a grape.


Overall, your baby is starting look more human now that the embryonic tail at the end of its spinal cord is nearly gone. All of the baby’s joints are working. It can make a fist and may even begin to suck its own thumb. And it’s starting to grow 10 tiny toes.

 

Gonads have become testes (for boys) or ovaries (for girls). Your baby’s digestive system also continues to develop. Its anus is forming and its intestines are growing longer.

 

The skeleton may begin ossifying as the bones form cartilage. Your baby has also started taking its first few drinks from amniotic fluid.

 

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Ultrasound images courtesy of GE Healthcare

 

The clinical images and information presented in this application represent normal fetal growth during a typical pregnancy.  The images and information are to be used for educational purposes only  and not for diagnostic purposes.  Please consult a licensed physician regarding any specific questions pertaining to your pregnancy.

 

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