Your Pregnancy At Week 9

Weight: 4g  Size: 22mm  Weeks Left: 31
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In a nutshell
Bloating or feeling bloated
Your baby has tiny little taste buds developing
You may experience extreme mood swings
Your pregnancy hormones are turned up to the MAX

Your Body at Week 9

Have you noticed any metallic taste in your mouth for a few weeks now? This is another common pregnancy symptom. It is caused by the level of oestrogen you are producing. This funny taste could be causing you’re your morning sickness to be worse than what it is. Try drinking citrus juices or eating colder items such as ice pops.

Your Baby Week 9

Your baby’s kidneys, liver, brain and lungs have all began to function. Their fingers and toes have all started to lose their webbing and their eyes are moving from the side of their head to the front, making them look more humanlike.

Week 9 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Celtic Meaning: "Bear"
Artis
Gender: Female Origin: Irish Meaning: "Strength"
Bridie

Recipe of the Week

Smashed Avocado and Tomato On Toast
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4.5 / 5
5 Min
Serves 1
Healthy
3 Ingreds
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 5 cherry tomatoes sliced
  • Any toast of your choice

Cooking Instructions

  1. Scoop the avocado into a bowl and remove the stone
  2. Smash the avocado in the bowl using a fork and squeeze lemon juice to taste
  3. Scoop the avocado onto the toast and top with tomatoes.
  4. For an extra finish, drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top of the avocado on toast.

Week 9 TODO's

  1. Your appetite might not be on point this week, but it still very important to be those 5 a day fruit and vegetables as this will help to fight your fatigue
  2. Seek out the closest swimming pool to you.
  3. Let your partner that you are feeling very sensitive and irritable this week. At the end of the day you two are a team and him knowing where you are mentally is super important for both of your wellbeing.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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