Your Pregnancy at Week 9by Your Baby Club
Say hello to morning sickness!
Little Babba has reached the dizzy length of 2.5cm, about the size of a playing die, as she starts to stretch out making room for all the internal organs which are taking shape nicely.
Although you can’t feel it yet, the baby is moving around all over the place and is starting to look more human as their muscles form and more baby-like features are settling into the right places. The baby’s heart is now audible through a doppler, so be sure to ask your midwife if you can have a listen!
Take a look at our top tips for morning sickness for some advice on keeping everything from going down the loo! It's important to be able to tell the difference between morning sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum and if you notice you are throwing up constantly and aren't able to ease nausea, it's time to visit your GP.
You may also be noticing some tenderness as well as some visible changes to your breasts now. The areola (the dark circle around the nipple) may have grown larger and darker and small bumps have become more defined - which is a normal sign of your body getting ready for breastfeeding.
Though you are under no obligation to tell your employers that you are pregnant just yet if your job puts you at risk in any way it may be worth having a risk assessment carried out so that your role can be adapted to keep you and baby safe and well. It may also be a good idea to start saving for your maternity leave if you haven't already.