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Even if you don't feel like you are showing, by week nine you may have already experienced morning sickness, fatigue, and mood swings. Mood swings are common at this stage, so don't beat yourself up if you feel elated one moment and terrified the next. You are not alone! Fluctuating emotions are normal at this stage in the game, but there is hope! Many moms report that their mood swings usually lighten up during the second trimester.
Are you gaining weight? Some women begin to retain water around week nine, which contributes to weight gain. But just like your mood, your weight may be fluctuating (going up and down all day). In fact, it may seem like you get a different number every time you step on the scale. Did you know? Water retention can cause your weight to go up or down by five pounds in a single day! If you find this changing number stressful, it's best to stay away from the scale. Weigh yourself only once a day, or even better, only a couple of times a week. General pregnancy weight-gain guides suggest zero to five pounds of weight gain in the first trimester.