Things you must know about 9 Weeks Pregnancy - Symptoms and Ultrasound Imaging

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 05 Jan 2019 - Written by Dr. Aanchal Agarwal - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

At 9 weeks pregnancy, you need to take care of yourself as first trimester is a vital phase of pregnancy. 9 weeks pregnancy symptoms include mood swings, morning sickness, stuffy nose, frequency urination, and headache. The size of the baby during 9 weeks pregnancy is just like a cherry.

Let’s Discuss in More Details About 9 Weeks Pregnant:

It’s now high time for you and your partner to rejoice the feeling of parenthood at 9 weeks pregnancy. As you enter week 9 pregnancy you may experience the following symptoms-

1. Mood Swings

As raging pregnancy hormones, nausea and fatigue are highly active, it can be really difficult for you to keep control over your emotions. To avoid stressful situations you should try relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation. At times, taking a small nap or simply slowing down your usual pace may help.

2. Morning Sickness

Studies reveal that up to 80 percent of pregnant women experience a feeling of nausea during early morning hours. If you are a mom to be, with twins at 9 weeks pregnant, you may experience more active nausea or feeling of morning sickness. If you are hit by nausea, it can make you feel sick all day long or it can trigger repeated bouts of vomiting. Ensure the intakes of healthy snacks at different intervals. At 9 weeks pregnant, nausea is highly active and can leave you with discomfort. Try remedies like ginger, frequent meals and vitamin B6 to ease nausea.

3. Frequent Urination

At 9 week pregnant, be sure to drink plenty of water and keep yourself well hydrated as you may experience an urge to answer nature’s call more frequently.
frequent urination at night
As there is an increased flow of blood in your pelvic area and because your uterus is expanding, you may have to make rounds to the restroom more often than you did pre-pregnancy.

4. Stuffy Nose

You may experience increased production of mucus in your body, which can lead to nasal congestion. Keep tissues handy or try nasal spray to ease congestion as prescribed by your doctor.

5. Headache

The hormonal surge during pregnancy can give you repeated rounds of a headache throughout your pregnancy. You are likely to experience dehydration, caffeine withdrawal syndrome, hunger, sleeplessness or may feel stressed. In such cases, a warm or cold compress is a proven and effective way for treating headache or sleeplessness. However make sure to consult your healthcare provider before taking any medication like acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen, as they may possess risks to your pregnancy.

How Big Is Your Baby At 9 Weeks Pregnancy?

At 9 weeks pregnant, your baby resembles the size of a cherry and measures around 0.9 inches in length and weighs around 0.07 ounces.
9 Weeks pregnant baby resembles the size of cherry
At 9 weeks of pregnancy, you have more reasons to celebrate as your baby has made big accomplishments.

  • Your baby is no more an embryo now. The embryo has now developed into a fetus.
  • Your baby will soon start developing major organs.
  • At 9 weeks of pregnancy, your belly may feel firmer when touched.
  • It’s actually the uterus which has expanded and doubled its size to accommodate developing fetus well.
  • Though your belly may not be showing much when you are 9 weeks pregnant but many expecting mothers find it difficult to button their jeans at 9 weeks of pregnancy.

9 Weeks Pregnancy and Weight Gain

Weight gain at 9 weeks pregnancy is absolutely normal. You are expected to gain a total weight of 25 to 30 pounds throughout your pregnancy. A medical practitioner recommends you to put on more weight during pregnancy depending on your body mass index.

  • In case you are 9 weeks pregnant with twins, you are more likely to gain about a pound per week.
  • As per clinical trials, many moms to be with nausea and food aversions may not gain weight; rather they may be losing it. Consult your health care provider if you experience severe nausea and weight loss.

Ultra Sound Image Of Fetus At Week 9 Pregnancy

At week 9 pregnancies, an ultrasound image can give you a clear picture of your baby’s recent developments. 

Ultrasound image of 9 weeks pregnant lady

During week 9 pregnancy the embryo is about to develop his or her major organs like the brain, heart, arms, and lungs. You may also get a clear glimpse of your baby’s heartbeat through ultrasound at 9 weeks pregnancy.

When Is The Right Time To Get First Prenatal Checkup Done?

Week 8 to week 12 pregnancy is the right time to get your first prenatal checkup done. The prenatal checkup at week 9 pregnancies is also required to confirm that there are no signs of pregnancy-related risks like tubular or ectopic pregnancy. At week 9 pregnancies, the baby is working with cuteness on developing more distinct facial features and may have a strong heartbeat. On the other hand, there may be certain risks involved with your pregnancy at week 9.

  • Chances of miscarriage are usually high during 9 weeks of pregnancy.
  • A Pap smear test should be done to check for any signs of abnormalities like cervical cancer.

If you have seen or heard your baby’s heartbeat then there are only 3 percent of risks left.

Dr. Aanchal Agarwal

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Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is an infertility specialist and gynecologist who has graduated MBBS from University of Delhi in 2001 and then pursued DGO from University of Delhi in 2004. Dr. Aanchal specializes in treating patients with IVF, IUI, High-risk pregnancy care and Normal vaginal delivery procedures. Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is at present practicing at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, Delhi. You can find more information on


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Ramisha Kapoor

I have white smelly discharge from my vagina. Is it normal in 9 weeks of pregnancy? Does it indicate miscarriage?

Nov. 2, 2018, 4:45 p.m. 4.5


Kalpana Joshi

Thanks for the tips. But I have constipation problem during my pregnancy. Please suggest some natural remedy to overcome this.

July 21, 2018, 7:04 p.m. 4.5


Simran Jha

Popping multivitamins before and during the first trimester of pregnancy help mother to gain weight.

July 19, 2018, 2:01 p.m. 5.0


Suyash Mahatapa

Morning sickness, stuffy nose and headache are a total turn off yet can't help it when one is 9 weeks pregnant. Having all of these.

March 21, 2018, 4:53 p.m. 4.5


Usha Reddy

As expert says, magnesium is essential in pregnancy for the best possible development of the infant's bones. It is additionally basic for muscle strengthening including the uterus of the pregnant woman. Magnesium makes and repairs tissues in the body as well. Mixed greens vegetables, nuts, soya b...

Oct. 28, 2017, 4:36 p.m. 4.5


Stephanie Huizinga

In the event that you are 9 weeks pregnant with twins, you may end up with more serious morning ailment side effects. The great and awful news is that at 9 weeks, morning disorder is likely even from a pessimistic standpoint. You can do some experimentation to perceive what improves you feel, num...

Oct. 28, 2017, 3:54 p.m. 4.5

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