So you've reached the 9th week of your pregnancy. What do you think will happen when you are 9 weeks pregnant?\u00a0Well, one thing for sure your little bean has now graduated from being an embryo into a fetus now. Yeayyy! They are now about the size of a cherry, still small but definitely are growing. What other changes do you expect to happen? Let's find out!\r\n9 Weeks Pregnant\r\nGrowth Progression\r\nYour baby is now looking like a small adult. It is fully formed, and his fused eyelids are closing the eyes. It will open again after 28 weeks. The baby\u2019s joints are working, and your baby is freely moving within the amniotic sac. He could now suck on his thumbs! At this stage, your baby is about the size of a cherry.\r\n\r\nYou have to wait for another eight weeks to find out the gender of your little bean. During this stage, even an ultrasound can't tell the gender of your baby. Their reproductive system is slowly forming. During this stage, they are double in size and their head is about the half-length of their body, apart from that their fingers are growing longer and fingerprint are slowly formed as well.\r\n\r\n\r\nBody Changes\r\nYour physical appearance may not have changed much. However, you may still have early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and breast tenderness. Besides, you may start to feel bloated, and there are increased episodes of heartburn.\r\n\r\nYou may also experience dizziness and frequent urination causing bulging veins on your hands and feet, even nosebleed. Your blood volume increase due to help protect the baby when you stand up or lie down. It also acts as a safeguard for all the blood loss during labour.\r\n\r\nAnother thing you need to be careful is vaginal bleeding during your first trimester. It can occur at any time and make sure you take action when it happens as it could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage.\r\nWhat Should You Plan This Week?\r\n\r\n \tSee your doctor discuss taking antenatal supplements. You must eat a healthy and balanced diet. However, taking the prenatal supplements will help provide you with any deficiency that you may have from your diet. Some women may experience nausea when taking the supplement. One tip is to make it at night before going to bed or with meals.\r\n \tCreate a baby budget. Calculate the estimated amount that you and your partner need to cover for your baby needs and more.\r\n\r\nTips When You Are 9 Weeks Pregnant\r\nTips on how to deal with heartburn during pregnancy:\r\n\r\n \tEat five small meals instead of three larger meals\r\n \tAvoid lying down immediately after having meals. Wait at least 3 hours before going off to bed at night.\r\n \tTry to avoid spicy oily foods\r\n \tAvoid certain trigger food such as chocolate, caffeine, tomato-based juices, vinegar or minty foods. Keep a food diary to note which food triggers your heartburn\r\n \tIf the heartburn occurs at night, sleep with your head propped up with pillows or elevate the head of your bed. It keeps your acid in your stomach instead of going up into your oesophagus\r\n \tYou could ask your doctor to prescribe you some medication. Over the counter, drugs such as Mylanta and Gaviscon could help relieve your heartburn. Ask your doctor first before taking any of this medication.\r\n\r\nAt this stage of your first trimester, a 30 minutes walk as your daily routine could be beneficial for you and your little growing bean. Make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as part of your healthy and well-balanced diet. Don't forget to exchange any toxic household products with an eco-friendly one.\r\n\r\nStay tuned for more write up on the first trimester and find out what happens on week 10 of the first trimester. Don't forget to check out Motherhood.com.my for the best baby items online!