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07th Nov 2023

Your baby at 9 weeks pregnant: Week-by-week guide to development


cherry pregnancy image

Welcome to week 9 of your pregnancy!

This week, your baby is as big as a cherry. Here’s what else you can expect this week.

Your baby

This week, baby is the size of a human-like cherry. Eyelids have formed and fused closed to protect the eyes, and the nose is shaping up nicely. It’s too early to say what gender it will be, but the building of those baby boy and girl bits is underway.

You at 9 weeks pregnant

You may not look pregnant but those jeans are getting tighter as your waistline thickens. That slight weight gain may be down to those new pumped-up breasts.

Those cramps and twinges are most likely just your uterus expanding.

As hormones slow down your digestive process, increase your fluid and fibre intake to try and prevent constipation.

Tip: If you’re planning to breastfeed, instead of buying bras in bigger sizes for your pregnancy, just cut to the chase and start rocking a nursing bra.

Nursing bras are very comfortable and save you from buying an entirely new bra wardrobe for your new jumbo jugs. H&M do very reasonably priced nursing bras.

As you most likely don’t know the sex of your baba yet, here is some fab gender-neutral baby name inspiration to get you started: ’10 Gorgeous Unisex Baby Names We Absolutely Adore’