Updated 08 October 2018

Week 9: 31 weeks to go!

Your baby now weighs about one gram... and your clothes don't fit anymore.

Welcome back to our pregnancy series. We hope you're enjoying your pregnancy so far. 

Your baby's progress:

  • Your baby weighs about one gram.
  • Your baby will move if touched through the wall of the uterus.
  • Your little one's cartilage and bones begin to form.
  • The tongue begins to develop.
  • The development of the eyes is well underway and eyelids appear.
  • All organs, nerves and muscles are beginning to function.
  • The hands are bent at the wrist.
  • The intestines start to move out of the umbilical cord and into the abdomen.
  • The feet begin to lose their webbed appearance.
  • The fingers and thumbs appear.

Your progress:

  • Your breasts have become fuller and may feel very sensitive.
  • You may find that you cannot fit into your clothes any longer as your waistline expands.
  • Heartburn becomes a problem.
  • There's an increase in the volume of blood in your body. This will improve your skin, but can soften your gums. Good dental hygiene is very important.
  • Your heart will be pumping this extra blood around your body, causing your temperature to rise.
  • You may have nosebleeds which are common in pregnancy.

What to do:

  • Buy a good supportive bra – you may want to wear it when you sleep as well. 
  • Start shopping for maternity clothes, or better still, borrow secondhand clothes from friends and relatives.

Good to know: 

  • Eat small, regular meals to keep your blood sugar levels consistent.


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