Week 9

Your Pregnancy journey

This is good time to get a dental check up and clean up done. Most moms will experience bleeding and or spongy gums. This is again due to the hormone relaxin. Since the gums are spongy there is the possibility of build up of plaque and tarter and this can lead to pre term contractions or early labor. It is also advisable for the mom to massage her gums after every brushing as well as ensure that she uses a soft tooth brush. Women normally also experience skin changes this week. Most women normally experience what most call a “Pregnancy glow” in this phase. Their wrinkles and dark spots start to fade and be less visible due to the hormonal changes. When a woman is pregnant, the body produces 50 percent more blood. This causes an increase in blood circulation in the pregnant mums body thus giving her a brighter appearance.

During this phase a pregnant woman’s body produces a lot of hormones as well. This means that even your oil glands are working overtime thus making your face appear oiler and thus shinier. Hence people say that when a woman is pregnant she has a glow on her face.

Your Baby’s growth

At this stage the amniotic fluid is increasing in your body. The weight of the baby is that of a grape. Your baby is yet small but growing rapidly and quickly. Your baby is now officially called a “foetus”. The baby’s fingers and toes are now visible. Right now they would appear webbed and would remain webbed for a few weeks. The baby starts to move around to get some exercise but the mother will not be able to feel these movements. The lungs also begin to develop at this stage.

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