As a pregnant woman approaching the 9th weeks of pregnancy, there are some rapid changes occurring in both you and your baby body. Here you are will find pregnancy week 9 symptoms and how you can manage them effectively.
Changes in the mother
At this time, your pregnancy would have become noticed by many. This means your size increases and this time your clothes will get tighter as a result of the thickening of the waistline. In addition, your body continues to grow and your breast nipple becomes darker. You will also discover that your veins are swelling due to an increase in blood volume being transported in order to supply food to your baby.
Changes that occur to the baby
At this time your baby will be ¾ inch length while other organs keep developing such as the arms growing and the elbows can fold and bend. His or her toes also develops and the eyelids and ears that has develops some weeks ago continue their growth.
Furthermore, baby’s movements become more vibrant. it is also possible to detect your baby heart beat by a handheld Doppler but this depends o the position of your baby in your uterus.
Pregnancy Symptoms to expects at week 9
Those earlier symptoms you must have experienced in the past months may continue and sometimes intensify. Here are likely one to you may note:
- Vomiting or nausea
- Frequent urination
- Tender or tingly breasts
- Irritability or unexpected emotions.
- HEARTBURN or constipation.
- Food aversions or cravings.
- Increased hunger.
So what’s the way forward in handling these symptoms, try these tips:
- For large breast- wear extra-large bra to prevent breast sore. You can also try a sport bra.
- For constipation – drink plenty of fluids such as water and eat food with high fiber contents
- To prevent dizziness – stand up gently and avoid standing long in one place.
- Heartburn and nausea – eat small food at intervals and don’t give in to spicy and greasy foods.
- Those pregnant women who do experience morning sickness a lot should eat dry toasted food or salty crackers before leaving the bed. Other chips products can also help out in such situation.
- For frequent urination during pregnancy – this can be managed by avoiding caffeine and taking bathroom break.
When to call your doctor
If you notice any of the following symptoms consistently, call for a doctor attention:
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Vaginal odor
- Fever of 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher
- Dizziness with bleeding
- Pain in the belly or your pelvis