: Have you had a Linea Nigra in your Pregnancy?

  • Yes

    34 38.20%
  • No

    55 61.80%

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

  1. #37
    DoubleK Guest

    i havent developed this as yet.. what actually causes it?


  2. #38
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    Jan 2005

    I did, but I didn't notice it until 35 weeks or so.
    It's still there, sort of a coffee brown colour

  3. #39
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011

    I did but it was VERY late in pregnancy as I did not notice it until after the birth and I would have noticed it if it were there earlier as I had hair waxed from my lower belly during pregnancy.

  4. #40
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2009
    Melbourne, VIC

    I had one, reasonably dark and all the way up my belly by around 5 months. I'm mixed race which apparently makes it more likely. I also got more freckles and darker skin in general. My linea nigra is almost completely gone.

  5. #41
    Former Member

    Jan 2009

    No, not during any of my 4 pregnancies.

  6. #42
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2008

    No, not during any of my 3 pregnancies

  7. #43
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2006
    country victoria

    Nope, didn't get it at all during my pregnancies.

    Just blessed with many many strech marks instead.

  8. #44
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011

    Yes i did, and nearly within the first 3 months. Pretty dark and i have noticed my hairs and longer too. My ob said i was unfortunate that i got both because normally its one or the other or none lol

  9. #45
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2011

    I have a very faint line that goes from the pubic bone to the sternum. Its has a kink in it where it reaches the belly button, otherwise its pretty straight.

    And I got told they appear as a "landing strip" for bubs to find the boobs easier, as they can only distinguish between light and dark. Hence why if you are darker skinned, then your line will be darker again. I also got told it appears in ~75% of women, although the poll doesn't seem to reflect that...

  10. #46
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2005

    No, but I'll have to vote when I'm on the laptop.

    I'm very fair skinned, not sure if that's relevant?

  11. #47
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2008

    With my first I did but with my 2nd I didn't.

  12. #48
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2008

    Nope never got it with any of my 6 pregnancies

  13. #49
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    Jun 2006
    Gold Coast, Australia

    No, but I'll have to vote when I'm on the laptop.

    I'm very fair skinned, not sure if that's relevant?
    Me too.

  14. #50
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2008
    Gold Coast, QLD

    I didn't notice anything when I was pregnant, but after my tummy shrunk back to normal I could see a very faint line. I am uber fair skinned.

    I was huge during my pregnancy, even though I only gained 8kgs. I never got a single stretch mark. Maybe the linea nigra absorbed all that stretching.

    I didn't get anything during my first pregnancy, but I was tiny.

  15. #51
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2009
    Haha's world

    I did in third trimester, so weird but I loved it! I am fair-skinned too, but have quite dark hair, does that make a difference?

  16. #52
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011

    I'm fair skinned and fair haired BUT I have a darker haired 'snail trail' line of hair that runs from my navel to by pubic area, which got darker and thicker when I was preggo. I actually had it waxed about 10 days to two weeks before I had my baby and the line wasn't there yet. Has anyone not developed the line until that late?

  17. #53
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    Jun 2008

    I didn't in my first pregnancy, but did in my second. It was very faint when I had a big belly, but after my belly shrunk back down it was much darker. I too am very fair skinned.

  18. #54
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2005

    No, not during any of my 3 pregnancies
    Ditto this