: Have you had a Linea Nigra in your Pregnancy?

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thread: Did you develop a Linea Nigra in your pregnancy?

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    Feb 2003
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia
    8,982

    Did you develop a Linea Nigra in your pregnancy?

    A Linea Nigra (language translation is black line) sometimes occurs in pregnancy and is a dark pigmentation of the skin, which takes the form of a black vertical line down the middle of your abdomen. So I thought I'd start a poll to see how many women have had a Linea Nigra in pregnancy, which may occur early or late in pregnancy, but generally around month 4-5 and usually fades around 3 months post partum.

    Kelly xx

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  2. #2
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004
    Adelaide SA
    498

    I didnt develop this line with ds and i was worried that i was abnormal, i havnt got it with this baby either.

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004
    Melbourne
    1,301

    Yes I did, it apeared at around 32 weeks and is pretty faint as I am quite dark skinned for an Aussie with British background. I must admit I was pretty excited when I saw it, made everything more real!!

  4. #4

    I did in both of my pregnancies and they were pretty faint. I never actually noticed the one with Kameron till after I had him although mum kept telling me i had one LOL

    Love

  5. #5
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
    8,944

    Yep, sure did... pretty dark too!

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    Victoria
    482

    I did, it was quite faint and I didn't notice until John pointed it out!

  7. #7
    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest
    4,954

    Yes I did with my other pg's but not so far with this bub and I'm nearly 24 weeks so maybe I'm a late developer this time around

    Take care
    Trish

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2003
    Newcastle
    754

    with josh, yep, really dark too, but not so far with this pregnancy, though anthony reckons he can see a faint one, i cant see one at all yet

    take care
    Lesley

  9. #9
    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
    Giving the gift of life to a friend..
    4,264

    Nope, I did not get one...
    My cousin grew a line of hair like guys do up to her belly button, she was from the bush, so we told her it was normal for Country Folk...
    But one time her partner said it was really hair & she had an appointment to see her OB, so shaved her stomach!!! She was humongously big & due in a few weeks, but the car broke down & so she went a few days later & had forgotten about the hairy tummy!!!
    The OB was holding his hand on her tummy & feeling around & then after the check up, he told her she should not continue shaving it as it was now rough & coarse, yet had she left it, it would have all fallen out & that it was quite normal! She walked out of there so embarassed, as she said he was in his early 40's & quite sexy!!!!
    She now has a very dark line up her stomach (3 kids later) & a line of hair!!!!!
    All of her kids have been over 11lbs!!! She is quite tall & extremely thin!!!

  10. #10
    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2004
    Outer East, Melbourne
    581

    I was too scared to look south of my belly button once I caught sight of the stretch marks :-(

    But when I did, no line.

    Barb.

  11. #11
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
    8,944

    LOL on the hair...I got hair too and waxed... have had no side effects of that now 5 months post baby and no regrowth of the hair!

  12. #12
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    3,303

    No i never did or if i had i didn't notice it.

  13. #13
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
    3,006

    I don`t have a line yet, but have had a line of thick long dark hair growing since I was approx 4 weeks, have been wondering if I should shave it or not. Hopefully it will eventually dissapear.

    Take Care

    Deeanne

  14. #14
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2004
    Melbourne
    970

    Dee, don't shave it, if you do that you will have it forever, it might just this and disappear after PG once your hormones settle, but if it doesnt i would take the waxing or cream option so you dont get a *****ly stomach!

  15. #15
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
    3,006

    Thanks Min I`ll wait and see what happens, obviously all hormonal so cross fingers it will disappear after baby.

    Take Care

    Deeanne

  16. #16
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004
    Melbourne
    141

    I have a linea nigra, but it is really faint. It has been there for quite a few weeks now.

    I am obviously the unlucky one, I have always had a line of hair. As a result I never wear tummy showing clothes. I do wax it but because my skin is so pale and my hair is dark you can always see that there is something there.

  17. #17
    Registered User

    Jan 2004
    3,903

    I didn't have one either.

    Nic

  18. #18
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    Ooooh I think I have a really really faint one. Saw it this morning!

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