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You and your baby at 9 weeks pregnant

Your baby at 9 weeks

Your baby's face is slowly forming. The eyes are bigger and more obvious and have some colour (pigment) in them. There's a mouth and a tongue with tiny taste buds.

The hands and feet are developing – ridges identify where the fingers and toes will be, although they have not separated out yet.

The major internal organs, such as the heart, brain, lungs, kidneys and gut, continue developing.

At 9 weeks of pregnancy, your baby has grown to about 22mm long from head to bottom.

You at 9 weeks

During this time your breasts will have got bigger, so consider wearing a supportive bra.

You may also find that your emotions vary – you feel happy one moment and sad the next.

Do not worry – these feelings are normal and should settle down.

Find out more about feelings, worries and relationships in pregnancy

It's normal to have more vaginal discharge when you're pregnant.

But tell your midwife or GP if the discharge smells unpleasant or strange, you feel itchy or sore, or you have pain when you pee.

These could be signs of a vaginal infection and need to be checked.

Things to think about

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Media last reviewed: 9 March 2023
Media review due: 9 March 2026

Page last reviewed: 12 October 2021
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