Everything about the 9th week of pregnancy (SCHOOL OF REPRODUCTION & MOTHERHOOD)

The ninth week of pregnancy is when the fetus’ genitals are formed. During this week, the bones grow more and at the same time, the joints (shoulders, wrists, feet, etc.) can move freely.

Two months have passed since your pregnancy and you have entered the first week of the third month. Your baby’s bones and spinal cord are forming, and the uterus has doubled in size to grow. Be with us with the changes in the mother’s body and the growth of the fetus in the ninth week of pregnancy.

Maternal body changes in the ninth week of pregnancy

As your blood volume continues to increase, you may feel the effects of this increase in volume, which include dizziness, frequent urination or swelling of the arteries in your hands, and nosebleeds. But extra blood is very good for your current condition and helps protect your baby when you stand or bend over, and is a good replacement for the blood loss you will lose during pregnancy. Bleeding from the vagina may occur in the first trimester of pregnancy, and this certainly does not indicate a serious problem. However, as it may indicate an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage , you should contact your doctor immediately after experiencing bleeding.

Fetal growth in the ninth week

Although you will still have to wait to know if your beloved child will be a boy or a girl in the next eight weeks, this week will give your child the necessities he or she needs to reproduce. Yes, the reproductive organs are forming along with several other key organs such as the pancreas and gallbladder. At this stage, your child has reached twice the previous size and his head, which is about half the length of his body, is bent down and towards the chest. 

Probably the most important development this week will be in the heart of your future child. Your baby’s heart, which has been beating since the fifth week of pregnancy , has become more complete over time. At this stage, the heart is divided into four chambers, and valves, which are responsible for controlling blood flow, are forming. Although your child’s heart is pounding, your doctor will still not be able to detect this pulse at the time of the clinical examination. You have to wait a week or so for this.

The umbilical cord is the lifeblood that connects mother and baby in the womb. The umbilical cord, which consists of three spiral blood vessels (one vein and two arteries), is responsible for delivering oxygen-containing blood for the fetus to breathe. In these blood vessels, which are connected to the fetus from the abdomen, one vein is responsible for delivering blood to the baby’s heart, and two arteries are responsible for returning blood to the placenta.

This system pumps blood into the fetus’s body, not only meets the baby’s need for oxygen and nutrients, but is also responsible for disposing of the waste products that the fetus produces. As the baby grows, the umbilical cord also grows to fit the needs of the fetus and becomes more complete so that it can fully meet these needs.

Constant blood flow helps your baby’s organs grow and develop. Your unborn child now has the basics of hands, feet, and fingers; In the ninth week of pregnancy, her toes will also form. Her little fingers are growing and their tips are a little bigger. This is where your baby’s fingerprints will form.

Bones are forming inside these organs. As bones grow, joints such as the elbows, ankles, shoulders, and wrists help your baby move freely. You still can not feel these movements because your future child is still very small and delicate. However, ultrasound imaging can show these movements and movements well.

What happens inside you in the ninth week of pregnancy

We stay with you mommy,

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Dr. Olena Mozgova & Petro Rybalchenko

Your baby in the ninth week: Your baby has started small movements in the womb; But you are in the third month of your pregnancy and so you still can not feel these movements. The baby’s nerves and muscles are able to do the job and can now bend their head.

Your child will continue to grow rapidly. Your baby will soon need the yolk sac, which is responsible for producing blood cells. Because the bone marrow, liver and spleen will do the job. In fact, almost all members start working. His liver will secrete bile and his pancreas (pancreas) will start producing insulin.

At this point, around the ninth week of pregnancy, your baby’s heart rate will be around 160 to 170 beats per minute. This is actually the fastest beat the human heart can make. It is slightly more than 2.5 cm long and will more than double in height by the end of the month.

If you can see your child, you will notice that his arms and legs are longer and his fingers and toes are fuller. You will also notice that your baby’s head is rounder and more inclined than before. The plates of his skull are forming. Her eyes are still on either side of her head, but they move forward as the fetus grows. The tip of his nose is formed, his corners are still forming, and now the paths that connect his throat to his lungs are formed.

Tips for the ninth week of pregnancy

Over the next nine months, many changes will take place within your body and life. Here we will help you find the right path among the new emotions and make sure that you do not miss an important point during the whole pregnancy. Consider a situation where your doctor has prescribed genetic tests such as CVS or Amino . These tests can ask you many questions.

First of all, whether the benefits of the tests outweigh the potential health risks. Finding the answer to this question may require a long talk with your doctor or geneticist and careful and comprehensive thinking.

Other issues that you and your partner should decide on include: If you find out that your baby has a serious birth defect, will you terminate your pregnancy? If you do not, does knowing this help you in advance and preparing for it and caring for a child with special needs? Most likely, you will never need to act on the answers to these questions (90 to 95% of pregnancies lead to trouble-free births of healthy babies), but you should decide whether it is better to be prepared or surprised.

Terms you need to know about the ninth week of pregnancy

Vein: A blood vessel that, in most cases in the human bloodstream, carries deoxygenated blood to the heart. This blood continues to supply oxygen and flows through the arteries.

Artery: A blood vessel that often carries oxygen-rich blood out of the heart along the path of human blood flow. Arteries are different from veins that usually have stronger and thicker walls.