9 Weeks 6 Days Pregnant
The umbilical cord widens where it enters the baby’s abdomen. This bulge is necessary to accommodate the bowel that is forming underneath at 9 weeks and 6 days pregnant stage of development. The bones of the head are not yet fully formed. Also, your baby’s organ systems are now present, in a basic form, marking the end of a major stage in development.
9 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnancy Progress Check
The embryonic period of development is complete tomorrow, and the fetal period will then begin. The development of the embryo has been characterized by three cell lines, each developing into its own types of tissues and organs, as it grew from a flat disc of cells into a human shape. Many of the changes have taken place concurrently, but it has been the heart, circulation, and nervous systems that developed initially with the development of the gut, limbs, and face following on.
During next week (your 11th week), your baby’s kidneys and genital system will undergo their most rapid development. All your baby’s organs need to mature fully, and many of them, such as the brain, lungs, and kidneys, will continue to mature throughout the pregnancy and after the birth.
Next week too, your baby’s facial features will become more recognizable. The ears will take on their final shape, but they will not yet have moved to their final position.
Diet Advice for 9 Weeks 6 Days Pregnant
A vegetarian diet can be safe and healthy in pregnancy. Lacto-ovo vegetarians, those who consume dairy products, usually have no trouble getting enough nutrients, though they should be careful to eat a varied diet rich in whole grains, beans, pulses, fruit, and vegetables, in order to obtain the proper mix of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Vegetarians also need to obtain enough protein as vegetarian sources tend to be lower in protein than animal sources. An intake of 60g (2oz) of protein is needed daily in pregnancy, which means that vegetarians usually need to include a protein source in all three meals, and also eat a protein-containing snack.
In addition, vegetarians need to make sure that they obtain all 23 essential amino acids. Vegetarian proteins don’t usually have all of these in any one source, but eating a variety of protein types at several meals will usually do the trick. It is not necessary for each meal to contain all 23, since the body can store them over several meals.
A new non-invasive test to spot chromosomal disorders could soon be available.
This could simply require a sample of blood from the pregnant woman, unlike current tests that require a needle to be inserted into the uterus.