9 weeks pregnant in pictures

You’re now in your 9th week of pregnancy, so find out what’s going on in your body…

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  • How big is your baby?

    Your baby is now becoming more recognisably baby shaped and the tail is now disappearing, reaching a size of around 2-3cm - roughly the size of a grape.

    Now find out how your baby is growing…

  • How is your baby growing?

    Your baby’s limbs are now well-formed, arms have grown longer and tiny fingers and toes have the ridges that will become nails.

    Everything is becoming more defined. Your baby’s nose and eyes are now clearly visible but eyes will remain shut until around 27 weeks. Also many of the internal organs are starting to function, including the heart, which now beats at 140 beats a minute.

    The external part of the ears are now completely formed, as is the top lip and she now has a large forehead and very small nose. The skeleton, formed from cartilage, is almost complete. Before the birth many bones will harden.

    Now find out what’s happening to your body…

  • What’s happening to your body?

    From the moment you become pregnant, your breasts start to grow. It’s quite usual for your boobs to go up by two bra sizes during pregnancy. Your nipples become more prominent and it looks a bit like goose bumps on the areolas (these are in fact small milk glands).

    Learn more about what symptoms to expect this week and check out our week by week pregnancy guide...

    Find out what your body did in week 8 of your pregnancy, and what your body will be doing in week 10 of your pregnancy…