Pregnancy Week 9

BirthWatch ticker week for 9

"With all the major organs formed, the baby is now in the fetal stage and not as susceptible to major developmental abnormalities."

More About Week 9:

  • Fetus literally means "young one".
  • Your baby's eyelids are fused shut and won't open until about week 27.
  • Your baby now has ear lobes.
  • Your baby's joints work: knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders and wrists.
  • Your baby's tail has disappeared. All that remains is a tail bone.
  • Your baby's eyelids are starting to cover the eyes.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 9

Recommended Reading:

The Business of Being Born

This is a DVD. Watch this DVD (available for purchase at or at your local library or through Netflix) in your 1st or early 2nd trimester and think about how your prenatal appointments are going. Are you satisfied with your care provider? Are your appointments long enough for you to get answers to all your questions? Do you leave feeling listened to and respected? The Business of Being Born can help you sort out your feelings about what you need in a maternity care provider. If your fit isn't right now, it's not going to improve in the labor and delivery room. Continue to shop around for the care provider that fits you best.

See More Recommendations For the First Trimester from BirthWatch