9 Weeks Pregnant

How is Your Baby Growing at 9 Weeks?

As week 9 comes around, your baby’s face starts to become even more recognisable and they start to look more like a mini human!

 

Their eyes remain closed but behind the lids, their irises are forming. Their ears are growing and the inner ear is full of fluid.

 

Your baby’s major organs, such as the brain, gut, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and spleen are rapidly growing. At this point, the foetus is around 22 cm long.

 fetus at 9 weeks

How Big is Your Baby at 9 Weeks?

At week 9, your baby is 2.4 cm (about the size of a strawberry) and weighs 2 g.

 

What Happens at 9 Weeks?

If you haven’t done so already, you should call your midwife to arrange a week 12-14 week ultrasound scan. Make sure you are continuing to eat healthy meals and fuel your body with enough energy to support your baby’s growth.

 

What Symptoms Will You Have at 9 Weeks?

Week 9 comes along with lots of pregnancy symptoms, including dizziness and lethargy. These symptoms are caused by increased blood circulation and potential spikes and crashes in your blood sugar levels.

 

Your oestrogen and progesterone levels are changing and this can cause a range of emotions. You might feel happy one minute and upset or worried the next. These fluctuations are a normal part of early pregnancy.