Your Pregnancy at Week 9by Your Baby Club
Say hello to morning sickness!
Little Babba has reached the dizzy length of 2.5cm as she starts to stretch out making room for all the internal organs which are taking shape nicely and although you can’t feel it baby is moving around all over the place!
Although you won’t know it, you have a little dancer in there as arms and legs are starting to move around and the baby starts to look more human. Just about the same time as you start to feel less human! Morning sickness may have reared its ugly head and it may have the determination to stay well past the morning with many women reporting a rush to the toilet at any time of the day.
Take a look at our top tips for morning sickness for some advice on keeping everything from going down the loo! It's important to be able to tell the difference between morning sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum and if you notice you are throwing up constantly and aren't able to ease nausea, it's time to visit your GP.
You may also be noticing some tenderness and visible changes to your breasts. The areola (the dark circle around the nipple) may have small which bumps which is a normal sign of your body getting ready for breastfeeding.
You are under no obligation to tell your employers that you are pregnant, however, if your job puts you at risk in any way it may be worth having a risk assessment carried out so that your role can be adapted to keep you and baby safe and well. It may also be a good idea to start saving for your maternity leave if you haven't already.