Although you might only be showing a bit of a baby bump by week 9 of pregnancy – or in some cases, no bump at all yet -, you can probably feel your lower belly getting firmer. This is your uterus, which is expanding to fit your growing baby and will soon become a larger baby bump.
How soon does your stomach get hard when pregnant?
During the early stages of pregnancy, around 7 or 8 weeks, the growth of the uterus and the development of the baby, turn the the belly harder.
Can you feel a bump at 9 weeks pregnant?
As you reach the 9-week stage, your pregnancy is probably starting to feel a little more real. Your body is continuing to change and you may start to notice a few more physical differences. Many women start to see their waist thickening and a small bump beginning to develop.
How do I self check my stomach for pregnancy?
Walk your fingers up the side of her abdomen (Figure 10.1) until you feel the top of her abdomen under the skin. It will feel like a hard ball. You can feel the top by curving your fingers gently into the abdomen. Figure 10.1 With the woman lying on her back, begin by finding the top of the uterus with your fingers.
Can I hurt my baby by pressing on my stomach?
There’s no need to worry every time you bump your tummy; even a front-forward fall or a kick from your toddler is unlikely to hurt your baby-to-be.
Can a baby kick at 9 weeks?
Baby flutters during early pregnancy
First-time moms may not feel baby move until closer to 25 weeks. Seasoned moms may feel movement as early as 13 weeks. If you’re feeling anything fluttering down in your tummy around this time, it’s possible that your baby is grooving around in there.
Are you safe at 9 weeks pregnant?
Week 9 of your pregnancy may not feel much different than week 8. But your baby is almost fully developed in miniature, and ready to continue growing. The decisions you make to take care of yourself and your baby at this early stage will help to support a healthy pregnancy later.
How common is miscarriage at 9 weeks?
Results: One case was lost to follow-up. The risk of miscarriage among the entire cohort was 11 of 696 (1.6%). The risk fell rapidly with advancing gestation; 9.4% at 6 (completed) weeks of gestation, 4.2% at 7 weeks, 1.5% at 8 weeks, 0.5% at 9 weeks and 0.7% at 10 weeks (chi(2); test for trend P=. 001).
Why is my stomach so big at 9 weeks pregnant?
9 weeks pregnant belly
This is your uterus, which is expanding to fit your growing baby and will soon become a larger baby bump. Keep in mind that if morning sickness caused you to lose weight during the earlier stages of pregnancy, you could still be recovering some pounds.
Is 9 weeks too early to announce pregnancy?
Yes. Pregnant women are often advised to wait until they pass the 12-week mark, when the risk of miscarriage drops sharply, to announce their pregnancies to the world.
Can you start feeling better at 9 weeks pregnant?
The levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) tend to peak around this time, so you might be feeling moody, nauseous and more tired. But don’t despair: Once you get over this bump (ha!), you’ll start to feel much better.