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40 Weeks of Pregnancy – Week 9

Good morning! If you are new, you have just stepped into the middle of a pregnancy series, where every Monday I outline a new part of pregnancy. This week, I am looking at week 9. If you want to see the previous weeks, scroll down and take a peak.
Week 9
This week, you are even more tired. If this is your first, take advantage of all your free time and take lots of naps. You may think you have no free time. Trust me, you do. You will often look back fondly at “all that free time I had back then.” If this is not your first, you still need to take a nap.
If you haven’t gotten it already, heartburn may start happening around now. I personally didn’t get heart burn until the third trimester, so basically you can get it at any time. If it happens, it is normal. My doctor said I can take Zantac.  But he told me this too late, so basically I just dealt with it. Talk to your doctor, see what he says you are okay to take.
Even though I was not showing at this point during my first pregnancy, and barely showing during my second, I started feeling lower back pain right around now. I found warm baths to be very helpful. At the very least they would relax me for a little while.
Speaking for relaxing, at this point a lot of moms start to worry about their plans for baby. Will they continue working? Is that even an option? Who will take care of the baby when you go back to work? How do you pick the best day care?  And one of the most stressful, what do you name the baby?
And with that, I am going to wrap up this installment. See you next week! And in the meantime, feel free to look up previous weeks.
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