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Pregnancy Week 12

Week 12 marks the end of the first trimester and the embryonic period.

The face has developed to a point that it now takes on a more human profile.

The fingers and toes have separated.

Fingernails begin to form at the end of your baby's fingers.

From week 12 until week 20 the fetus will grow rapidly from about 2 inches or 5 cm to 8 inches or 20 cm.

By the end of this week, your baby will be about 2.5 inches or 61 millimeters in length from crown to rump and weigh almost 1/2 ounce or 14 grams.

Hopefully you are seeing continued improvement in your pregnancy symptoms.

Your abdomen may have grown to a point that it is time for maternity or at least loose fitting clothes.