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The ninth week is a key time for your baby to transform from an embryo to a fetus or a normal person. The first signs of your pregnancy will appear on your waists, and maybe breasts, just prepare your cute pregnancy clothes and enjoy your journey with a little person.
Starting from the ninth week, your doctor can tell you whether your baby is a male or a female, as the external sexual genitalia grow at this time along with the tips of upper lip and nose. Your baby’s brain is still forming its cells; so, the head is larger than the whole body. Now, your baby- who weighs just a fraction of an ounce- is able to move comfortably because all the joints of his ankle, shoulder, wrist, and elbow are completely formed and the embryonic tail is completely disappear.
Your baby moves his activity from forming the organs to functioning them. Actually, the brain and heart are working along the two or three previous weeks, but the kidney, nerves, and muscles in addition to the hands and legs begin to move and function at the ninth week. As for the amazing details, the toes and fingers take the shape of human fingers instead of buds at this critical stage. Accordingly, you can hear the beats of your baby’s heart using Doppler or an ultrasound device and you can still see your baby using the normal scan.
The discomforts and discharges are still normal pregnancy symptom at the ninth week, but if such charges are yellow or green accompanied by itching, you should inform your doctor. Most of the pregnancy early symptoms including the nausea, increasing breast, and dizziness will continue throughout the ninth week, but they are almost to end gradually starting from the coming week.
Your tight clothes, and maybe tight bra, will be the first noticeable signs of your pregnancy; so, you are at the beginning of exciting social comments from now on.
If your family have a history of genetic diseases, the ninth week is a perfect time to consult your healthcare provider or genetic counselor about the needed prenatal tests. To sleep comfortably at this stage, you need just to change your sleeping position or stick to your left side to keep your uterus away from your stomach and the major blood vessels and create a relaxing environment within your bedroom.