9 Weeks Pregnant - Baby Development

Foods to eat or avoid when pregnant

Your baby is now moving freely in the amniotic sac. Their arms and legs have lengthened, fingers and toes are forming and brain waves can now be measured! Their head appears much larger than the rest of their body as the brain is growing very rapidly.

Your baby's development

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Your baby's development

Your baby is now around 2cm long.

Their eyelids are forming and their ears are developing. Tooth buds are continuing to take shape within their gums. Your baby’s fingers have lost their webbed appearance and have now separated into ten individual tiny digits.

Even though you may not feel any movements yet, your baby is becoming more active. They can move their arms and legs, turn their head, curl their toes and open and close their mouth.

Your body

With your body working hard to support your developing baby, you may be feeling more tired than usual. Take any opportunities for extra rest, and adjust your bedtime to get a longer night’s sleep.

During pregnancy, your baby’s development is highly responsive to the nutrition they receive and your own general health. Take extra care with food preparation and be aware of which foods to avoid. Food handling and safety are also very important, so always be extra careful – like making sure that you and your family purchase, prepare, cook and store all your food correctly to ensure it’s safe to eat.

 

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Please Note: These pregnancy week-by-week articles, are meant to give you a general sense of the growth and development going on within you. However, it’s important to remember that every baby develops differently, even during pregnancy.

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