Week 9: All systems go.
At the beginning of this week, your unborn baby is 1 to 1 ½ inches long. Although he’s only about the length of a paperclip, all his major organs and body systems have been formed and continue to develop.
His arms and legs are clearly visible now, and his facial features—eyes, nose, ears, and mouth—are becoming more distinct.
Your unborn baby’s mouth is developing tooth buds, which will eventually become baby teeth.
And although you won’t feel your unborn baby move until the second trimester, the embryo is in a constant state of motion.
What should I be eating?
The old adage of "eating for two" gives a 'super-sized' impression of your nutritional needs when pregnant. You should increase your calories by just 300, and be sure you are following a healthy eating plan.
Are you carrying more than one?
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Finding a health care provider
If you haven't already chosen an Obstetrician or Midwife, you can use our Find an Expert section of ParentSavvy.
You might also be interested in taking a virtual tour of the new Methodist Women's Hospital to check out all the amenities and safety built into the design.