Week 9 of Pregnancy - FamilyEducation

Week 9 of Pregnancy

First Trimester

Your 9th Week

Your baby has hands and feet, and his bones are growing.
9 week embryo in uterus
Embryo at 9 weeks
2. The embryo now measures 0.70 in (18 mm) from crown to rump.
3. The outer ears are starting to take shape.
4. Elbows are now able to move.
5. The toes are less advanced than the fingers and still appear budlike.
6. Your uterus is growing to accommodate the baby and now starts to tilt upward.
7. The major organs of the baby's digestive system have all started to develop but are not ready to carry out any digestive functions.
8. Individual fingers are distinct, but are still not totally separate.
9. Chorionic villi continue to branch as the placenta matures and so that it can fulfill all your baby's needs.
10. The baby's head is still bowed over the bulge of his stomach.
11. The yolk sac shrinks further and soon will not be needed.
1. The eyes, which until now have been on the side of the baby's head, have migrated around to the front.
The embryo now measures 0.70 in crown to rump.The outer ears are starting to take shape.Elbows are now able to move.The toes are less advanced than the fingersYour uterus is growing to accommodate the babyThe major organs of the baby's digestive system have all started to developIndividual fingers are distinctChorionic villi continues to branch as the placenta matures.The baby's head is still bowed over the bulge of his stomach.The yolk sac shrinks further and soon will not be needed.The eyes, which until now have been on the side of the baby's head
During this week, your baby starts to make tiny movements. You won't be aware of this, but it's exciting to think about. On the downside, you could be in the throes of nausea and sickness. However, many women find that the nausea starts to lessen from now on. There are various self-help measures you can take to relieve the sickness, but if it's making life miserable, talk to your doctor.

You are 8 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant

Your baby todayAt this early stage in the pregnancy the placenta is much larger than the fetus. The fetus can just be seen within the amniotic sac. The fronds (white area) on the surface of the sac make up the placenta and at this stage surround nearly all of the amniotic sac. read more

You are 8 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThe baby's hands (seen here) and feet are gradually developing and they are formed of cartilage, not bone at this early stage. In the center left, the fused rays of the hand plate that will become the fingers can be seen. The ribs are in the background. read more

You are 8 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayIn a matter of days, your baby's eyes have developed from slight ridges to clear depressions, on each side of the face. The face is developing rapidly at this stage, and your baby's heartbeat would be seen on an ultrasound scan. read more

You are 8 Weeks and 4 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayIn the upper limb bud, the flat expansion that will form the hand can be identified. The fingers are becoming more distinct and there will now be the first signs of movement at the elbows. read more

You are 8 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThe development of the baby's lower limbs always lags slightly behind that of the upper limbs. At this stage, the toes are not distinct and the legs are not yet bending at the knee. read more

You are 8 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant

Your baby todayThis 3D ultrasound scan shows a baby lying on its back, in exactly the same orientation as the image opposite. It is just possible to pick out the limb buds on an ultrasound scan taken at this stage. read more

You are 9 Weeks Exactly Pregnant

Your baby todayThe baby's hands can be clearly seen here but the fingers are still fused at this stage. The fingers will be completely separate in just one week's time and wrist movement is just about to begin. read more