9 weeks of pregnancy
At 9 weeks gestation future baby turns 7 weeks from the moment of fertilization. Obstetrical rules reference period is the date of the first day of the last menstrual period.
Changes to the fetus
After 9 weeks of pregnancy the placenta completely took over the task of fetal life support, and the unborn child continues to grow and develop. The size of the fetus at 9 weeks of pregnancy up to 30 mm in length and weigh up to 2 years Appearance it takes more human traits - characteristic lengthened body, the tail turned into the coccyx, head acquired a round shape and has a pronounced tilt forward, one can distinguish the neck. Fetal skin is very thin and translucent, visible blood vessels through it.
On the ultrasound at 9 weeks of pregnancy you may notice that the hands and feet of the fetus are disproportionately short, with already-formed fingers on his hands begin to be put nails. The changes affect the face - eyes closed eyelids wide apart, mouth slit is formed. Ears 9 weeks of pregnancy are well distinguishable, but the inner ear is underdeveloped, and the fruit has not yet heard.
In the brain, a 9 week of pregnancy is the intensive development of the cerebellum - the department responsible for balance and coordination body in space. Mortgaging pituitary - part of the brain that is responsible for the regulation of various vital processes of the body and produces certain hormones. At the same time formed spinal, cranial and spinal nerves. Also released by the adrenal glands layer of cells responsible for the formation of the hormone adrenaline.
At 9 weeks of pregnancy there is a bookmark of the lymph nodes, mammary glands, testes in the future boys begin to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum.
Changes in a woman's body is 9 weeks pregnant
Belly of 9 weeks of pregnancy has not changes its configuration and externally pregnant women invisible. But there are processes of intensive adaptation of the female body for bearing a child, which is manifested in the sensations and her mood. During this period, usually sharpened sense of smell, because of this pregnancy is very sensitive to smells - very sharp can cause nausea and vomiting.
It becomes painful and sensitive breasts, especially in the area of the nipple and areola darken.
Uterine ultrasound at 9 weeks of pregnancy corresponds to the size of a grapefruit. Hormonal changes the body leads to improved appearance of the skin - it becomes more flat and smooth. For a successful pregnancy in the blood increases the level of female sex hormones, and human chorionic gonadotropin.
Some 9 weeks of pregnancy appear constipation, varicose veins in the legs.
Kidneys, heart and lungs of pregnant working in emergency mode as blood volume continues to increase around the internal organs can start saving fat reserves, which play an important role in the period of breastfeeding.
At 9 weeks of pregnancy may persist symptoms of early toxicity in the form of excessive salivation, weakness, nausea and vomiting, but these symptoms usually normally subside.
Due to the growth of the fetus and increase blood volume by 9 weeks of pregnancy, reduced hemoglobin in the blood count may come back to haunt anemia. Its symptoms manifest, the faster the lower the baseline hemoglobin prior to pregnancy.
Yellowish discharge to 9 weeks of pregnancy from the vagina should not scare - it's under the influence of hormones thicken whites - natural selection. In the absence of other unpleasant symptoms or sensations they are safe for the fetus and mother. Alarming symptom - bleeding in the 9 weeks of pregnancy.
But the pain in the 9 weeks of pregnancy in the abdomen or in the lower back may be a consequence of the organism's adaptation to the gravity of the fetus, or the threat of interruption.
Screening for 9 weeks pregnant
At 9 weeks of pregnancy a woman continues to take the scheduled examination, if you have not had time to do it. A visit to the doctor 1 time in 2 weeks is necessary, even in normal, and in the presence of risk factors (eg, bleeding, abortion in the past, deferred during pregnancy, infection or exacerbation of chronic disease) may require closer monitoring.
Every visit to the antenatal clinic woman brings on a general analysis of urine. Such screening (general survey) allows to suspect the symptoms of preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications at the earliest timing.