Your Pregnancy Week 9

The Hormones Are Taking Over

by: YMC
Your Pregnancy Week 9

At this point, the tiny alien inside you is about the size of a large grape and many body parts have begun to form into their final shape (but not size). If you could peek in on your baby, you'd see they now resemble a miniature human being - one with a very large head!. Thank goodness that embryonic tail has disappeared – it likely would have made finding a date for the prom a bit difficult.

By now the progesterone has taken over and turned you into a bloated, belching, farting, drooling, grunting machine. Certain parts of pregnancy just aren't pretty at all and this is definitely the time when those bits rear their collective ugly heads. But the hormones are necessary for sustaining the pregnancy, so burp and fart all you want, it's just your body taking care of the embryo. 

Speaking of progesterone, the man in your life might be experiencing sympathetic pregnancy symptoms (called Couvade Syndrome). Hopefully they can see past their own swelling bellies and cramping and back pain enough to help you through the pregnancy. Be empathetic, it's not something they can actually control if they are in fact experiencing it.  And if you can’t be empathetic, blame it on the hormones.

No matter where you’re at in your pregnancy our guide will keep you up-to-date. Find out more about what’s happening to your body here.