Pregnancy Week by Week

Get a window on what’s happening in your pregnancy, week by week. From week four to week 42, your baby is experiencing a miraculous transformation from a clump of cells to a fully formed (and totally cute) newborn. Just imagine, as early as five weeks, your baby is already starting to form major organs (heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys) and systems (digestive, circulatory, nervous). By eight weeks, your raspberry-sized womb-mate is moving her arms and legs. At the beginning of your second trimester (week 14), your wee one is sucking his thumb. By week 28, the first week of the third trimester, baby (now as big as an eggplant) is prepping for breathing, developing his eyesight and packing on pounds in anticipation of life outside the womb. Each week is a new miracle. Less miraculous is how a mom-to-be may feel. Pregnancy Week-by-Week charts your baby’s development but also lets mom know what she might be feeling during each week of her pregnancy. Pregnancy week by Week includes everything mom needs to know to feel a sense of control over her pregnancy. Each week offers a complete guide to what you might feel, your must-do’s, your nice-to do’s, and answers and advice on everything pregnancy-related. Plus each week’s guide offers tips on maintaining a healthy and comfortable pregnancy from strategies on coping with pregnancy symptoms (morning sickness anyone?) to ideas for healthy eating, and pointers on talking to your OB. Let us guide you along your pregnancy, week by week.

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Q&A: Is it normal to get skin tags during pregnancy?

Why do I have skin tags, and will they go away?

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Why do I have skin tags, and will they go away?

The Bump Expert

Noticed some extra skin under your arms or boobs lately? Don’t freak out (no, you don’t have some strange skin disease) -- those are skin tags, and they’re perfectly normal during pregnancy. Just like most of the other skin changes going on with your body (hello, dark spots on your face!), skin tags are a result of all those raging hormones. They usually form in areas where skin rubs against itself, which, let’s face it, is inevitable with all the weight you’re gaining. But don’t worry, mama. Even though skin tags are annoying, they’re totally harmless. They typically disappear on their own, but if there’s still extra skin hanging around a few months after birth, you should schedule a visit with your derm for skin tag removal. The process is quick and painless (kind of like removing a wart), and you’ll come out tag-free.

Dr. Francesca J. Fusco

Q&A: Is it normal to get skin tags during pregnancy?

Skin tags are completely normal. My sister and I both got skin tags with our last pregnancies and both had to be removed. My sister actually got one on her nose because she wears surgical masks everyday(she is a day surgery nurse) and I got one on the underside of my breast. My sisters was about the size of a small pimple and she had a simple removal. Mine however, was quite large and I had to have stitches. Both were pretty painless.

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Q&A: Is it normal to get skin tags during pregnancy?

I got one under my armpit:( It freaked me out at first, but after I read this I'm ok now lol :)

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