Your baby is now as big as a raspberry. As you begin the third month of your pregnancy, you might experience certain early symptoms such as nausea, fatigue or dizziness. Find out how your baby is developing and what to expect in Week 9.
At around 2cm long your baby is able to move around, turn their head, curl their toes and open and close their mouth. Their arms and legs are developing quickly and their fingers are slowly separating. Although not yet functioning, eyelids are forming, ears are growing and tooth buds are continuing to develop.
If you haven’t visited your doctor, now’s a good time to book an appointment to let them know you’re pregnant. All of your baby’s growth and development is fuelled by the oxygen you’re supplying to your baby. If you’re a smoker, the amount of oxygen your baby is getting is reduced as other harmful chemicals contained in the cigarette smoke you’re inhaling take its place. Stopping smoking now will not only improve your health, but it will give your baby the best chance of developing without any health issues.
It’s also important to stick to a healthy diet during pregnancy, which means knowing which foods to eat and which to avoid. Some foods can harm your baby and come with a risk of making you ill.
The following foods could make you ill as they may carry risks of food poisoning:
Foods which contain elements that could harm your baby:
Remember, if you’re not sure if something is safe to eat, you can always check with our Careline team by calling 800 6458 6262 (UAE)/ +971 4 420 9489 (Other countries) Saturday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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Our team of experts is ready to answer your questions and support you on your journey from pregnancy to toddler hood. For more information and relevant advice, please contact us between 9am-6pm from Sunday to Friday.