What's happening in week 9 of your pregnancy?
Your baby is practising his/her motor skills:
TheyThey can bend their elbows and is even preparing to kick with the formation of their muscles.
Your baby measures about three-quarters of an inch (two centimetres) long:
This is about the same size as a small grape or olive.
Their internal organs and physical features are shaping up
Such as their digestive system and nose.
How is your baby's brain developing?
Your baby's brain is producing brain waves, and they are developing at a good phase
What pregnancy symptoms you might experience this week?
Intricate red or blue veins called spider veins might appear on your legs due to the increased pressure on your leg's blood vessels during pregnancy, hormonal changes and genetics. These lifestyle changes may reduce the appearance of spider veins and even boost your pregnancy health:
Eat foods rich in vitamin C:
Your body uses vitamin C to create collagen and elastin, which repair and maintain healthy blood vessels.
Even a short walk can be relaxing and boosts blood circulation.
Change your sitting posture:
Crossing your legs restricts the flow of blood, which increases the likelihood of spider veins appearing.
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Pregnancy hormones may bring about other symptoms, such as heartburn. It can be managed by cutting out acidic or spicy foods and carbonated beverages from your pregnancy diet.