Pregnancy Week by Week

September 1, 2009

What a fetus looks like at 20 weeks.Below is a list of each and every week of your pregnancy. Click on the week you are interested in and read about you and your baby. When available we provide pictures of what your fetus may look like.

If you would like this information emailed to you every week of your pregnancy, be sure to sign up for Week by Week. We will email you your current week of pregnancy and every week there after.

First Trimester

Second Trimester

Third Trimester

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You’ll know the easy techniques to get out of pain in the shortest amount of time possible.

You do want to be comfortable don’t you?  Pick up your copy today.


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