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?


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?

Ive gotten some extra's myself, mostly close to under my arm. not sure if its normal but BD hasnt said anything about them

momma2bekayladawn |

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

I have them under my belly and some under my breasts as well. My OB says that they will go away. Thank the lord becasue I absolutely hate them.

bmsnyde |

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

I have some too, a few just under my breasts, but a couple near my armpit and a couple on my neck near my clavicle where there's no skin-on-skin... Glad to hear they go away!! I notice them mostly when I'm applying moisturizer/lotion since they are skin colored, they have to be felt to be noticed

allyg588 |

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

I've gotten a couple on my back since I've been pregnant. Even my husband is getting a few these days. Sympathy tags I call em!

jessicapierce114 |


I've embarrassing found 3 tiny ones just under my bum cheek , I have seemed to have got a bigger backside as everyone keeps reminding me ! Going from a size 10-16 is pretty hard going !!! .... Men have it easy :)

Sarahlou xx |

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

I have 3 tiny ones on my neck and I hate them.... Thank GOD that my OB keeps telling me they will eventually go away after birth!! UUUgggghhhh the things women go through! Men surely do have it easy!

mtngitami27 |


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