Pregnancy Calendar – Week 9

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Let’s see. What have we got now? Eyes in the right place? Check. Movement? Check (even though you still can’t feel it). An audible heartbeat? Possibly. Some practitioners hold off on looking for a heartbeat because if you can’t hear it right off the bat, they don’t want you flipping out. Your baby’s sex organs are also in the works right now but you aren’t able to see one way or the other at this point.

As for you; tired, puffy, and barfy may still be adjectives you’re using to describe how you’re feeling. You may also notice that you have a lot of saliva right now. Why the extra spit? Who knows. It seems to affect quite a few women during pregnancy and no one seems to know why. Hormones seem to be blamed for the cause because it’s the go-to reason for most things during pregnancy. Nausea also is a plausible reason as well because extra saliva is typically the body’s warning mechanism to tell you to get ready to barf. (Sorry if this is making you gorky). Long and short of it is that it doesn’t affect your pregnancy in any way so don’t worry about it because it’s perfectly normal. Unless of course, you’re not pregnant in which case both rabies and dementia can cause excess saliva. So check that out if you’re just reading these posts for the hell of it, and you’re not actually having a baby – I’m leaning towards dementia if that’s the case.

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