Pregnancy Week 9

As you begin your third month, your baby is beginning to move around. Find out how he's developing this week plus what to expect at your first OB exam.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Embryo to Fetus: Weeks 9 to 12 of Pregnancy
Embryo to Fetus: Weeks 9 to 12 of Pregnancy

You're well into your first trimester at this point, and your baby is growing bigger and bigger each day. Watch what it takes for her to become a fetus.

Your Changing Body

You may feel dizzy or urinate more often because of your increased blood volume, which can also cause your veins to bulge a bit or even lead to nosebleeds. As uncomfortable and unpleasant as these are, that extra blood is keeping your baby healthy and safe, so soldier on, mama!

Your Developing Baby

Your baby's head is probably about the same size as the rest of his or her body. Your little one is developing his or her organs--including the very reproductive organs that could make your baby a parent one day!

Your Pregnancy

Your little one is getting bigger every day, and since you're well into your first trimester, you're starting to get the hang of this whole pregnancy thing. But you may experience some discomfort nonetheless.

Your Week 9 To-Do List

1. Consider eco-friendly household cleaners.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Ask Parents About Week 9

We've got answers to your questions from experts and parents who've been there.

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Everything in Pregnancy Week 9

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 9

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Changes in Taste and Smell

    Some women experience a heightened sense of taste and smell during pregnancy.

  • Flatulence

    Talk about embarrassing pregnancy problems ... flatulence is at the top of the list for many expectant women.

  • Dealing with Sore Nipples

    Hormones do a lot to your body during pregnancy -- and your nipples are no exception.

  • Tracking Your Weight

    Weight matters during pregnancy. Find out why your doctor closely tracks your gains and losses throughout your pregnancy.

Your Self

  • Your First OB Exam

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Here's what you can expect from your very first visit to the doctor's office.

  • Pregnancy After 35

    The older you are, the more challenges you may face during pregnancy. Be sure to read on if you're over 35 and pregnant.

Diet & Exercise

  • Crucial Vitamin C

    This powerhouse vitamin helps grow strong bones, teeth, and skin. Look for it in the following foods -- and be sure it is a part of you...

  • Get Walking

    If you've not been a very active person up until now, it isn't too late to start! Get up and go for a walk. Check out these simple tips...

  • Preventing Constipation

    Feeling a little backed up? Try adding some fiber to your diet and make sure you're getting enough exercise. This simple tips can help.

  • Relieving Back Pain

    Your back undergoes a lot of strain during pregnancy! Here are some easy way to keep yourself pain free.

Q & A

  • Q&A: Hot Tub Safety

    Although it sounds dreamy, hot tubs and saunas are a no-no during pregnancy. Find out why.

  • Q&A: Prenatal Vitamins

    If you're stumped as to what to look for in an OTC prenatal vitamin, here are some tips to help you make a healthy decision next time y...