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Guide to Being Nine Weeks Pregnant


If you're falling asleep on the sofa every night, don't worry; you'll get your energy back soon.
If you're falling asleep on the sofa every night, don't worry; you'll get your energy back soon.
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It seems like only yesterday that your pregnancy test came up positive, and it may have taken a while for the reality to sink in: You're going to be a mom! But now that you're two-thirds of the way through your first trimester, you're really starting to feel pregnant -- although you may not look it yet.

You might be experiencing some unpleasant side effects, from morning sickness to mood swings. It's also likely that nobody else knows that you're pregnant other than your doctor, your partner, and maybe some family members and close friends. If you've chosen to wait until the end of your first trimester to share the big news, it can be difficult dealing with the roller coaster of symptoms when you're mostly keeping them to yourself. And even if you are sharing, your good news may not always get the reception that you expect.

At this point in your pregnancy, massive changes are taking place inside your body, and your baby -- now considered a fetus -- is approximately 1 inch long. Keep reading to find out everything that's going on during week nine.


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