Are you aware that a baby starts moving in the amniotic sac by the 9th week of pregnancy? Read on to find more about the developments which take place in a baby by the 9th week of pregnancy.
During week 9, your baby is actually beginning to look like a baby now as it takes on a more mature appearance. But the head is still at an angle as it is bent forward on to the chest. The eyes are completely developed and would look real if it were not for the membrane eyelids that still form a protective cover over them. The nose has also taken shape by this stage and the hands, feet and limbs are growing quite fast. The fingers and toes too are in the process of taking their final shape.
The next seven days will see the growth of a muscle that will serve to separate the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. This is the baby's diaphragm, or the muscle that enables your little one to breathe.
Hey, it looks like the spine is making its first movements. Isn't this exciting? And your baby seems to be trying to test the waters of the amniotic sac as she moves around a bit and kicks a few times, as if trying out her brand new muscles. Relax, we know that you cannot feel a thing as yet. Well, you are not supposed to so do not worry. Your baby is still too tiny and is floating around in the amniotic fluid.
You may be busy tackling your pregnancy symptoms now. However, you need to keep in mind all your discomforts shall vanish once your little one arrives. Also, talk to your doctor, who shall support you through your difficult and good times.
Eat healthy, take small potions if necessary, but make sure to rely on healthy options. Foods that are nutritious and offer you the energy should be relied on. Your pregnancy symptoms may worsen when you are on empty stomach for long.
Pregnancy Tests at this Stage
You shall have to visit your doctor time and again and will be advised to undergo tests like complete blood count test, HIV test, Blood type, Rh factor, and antibody screening, Rubella (German measles) immunity test, Syphilis screening, Hepatitis B testing, and some other tests. Radiation from the x-rays should be completely avoided during pregnancy.
Connecting to Your Little One Inside
Developmental psychologists suggest you spend some time every day bonding with your little one now. You can spend around 5 minutes talking to her or stroking your belly. This shall help developing stronger connections with her. You too shall feel more relaxed and comfortable this way.
You can also encourage your partner to take part in communicating with your little one inside. This way, he too shall feel a part of the whole process. This in fact can be a relaxing exercise after a long and tiring day.
Dealing with Emotions
This is the time when apart from your physical changes, you are going through plenty of emotional changes as well. While you feel happy to have her inside you, the next moment you seem to be shrouded with doubts. Do not feel guilty, as you are going through a mixed emotion of happiness, excitement and stress. Stress results from the thoughts of raising a child and the responsibility associated with kids in general. Take each step easy and enjoy your pregnancy phase with your partner.
Mood swings are very normal and all women go through it. You need to give your body more time to deal with hormonal changes also. The second trimester shall appear a lot easier compared to your present phase. So, stay positive and enjoy every moment.
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- The Indiaparenting Team