Have you ever wondered what happens to you and baby in Week 9 of pregnancy?

To read week 8, please click here.

Here is a detailed list of week 9 pregnancy facts:

  • The abdomen and chest cavities become separated.
  • The eye muscles and upper lip develop.
  • Using ultrasound, the first fetal movements can be detected.
  • The nerve cells of the eye’s retina form.
  • The semicircle can now serve the ears form.
  • The nasal passages open to the outside.
  • The nerve connections from the retina to the brain are established.
  • A distinct neck connects the head to the body.
  • All fingers and toes are present.
  • The urinary and rectal passages are completely separate.
  • You will start putting on weight now so it is a good idea to keep a record of your weight gain.
  • Your gums are becoming softer and thicker because of hormone changes so you will need to pay more attention to oral hygiene.
  • Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the antenatal procedures and tests.

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  • I loved looking at what to expect each week my pregnancy progressed. Smiling to myself seeing what sizes fruit or vegetable he was that week. Then seeing what possible pregnancy symptoms I could experience next, not as fun!


  • lovely to know what to expect with your pregnancy


  • Wow! This is interesting! Thank you for sharing this!


  • My morning sickness seems to well and truley kicked in now!
    It will be woth it in the end.


  • Im enjoying reading week to week. Its interesting to know what is happening during your pregnancy.


  • baby is still your little secret at this stage


  • Parents are very fortunate to have such readily accessible information and videos on pregnancy. This is the upside of technology. Your article and links are so useful to all parents and those expecting little bundles of joy!


  • A diary for recording and charting weight gain is important. Also useful to write down eaten foods. It can be good to have when tests are done and some results come back; in particular with gestational diabetes.


  • Love following these and I learn something new every time I watch them


  • I am loving these articles, I love to reminisce about my pregnancies and pregnancies to come. It really keeps you informed and knowledged about the whole process


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