Linea Nigra Disappearing During Pregnancy

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Linea nigra is a dark line that runs from the belly button to the pubic area. While this line is always present, it does become darker when a woman is pregnant. Most often, it will become extremely noticeable during the 23rd week of a pregnancy.

Not all women notice this line and it may not be completely different from one woman to another and one pregnancy to another. Luckily, after birth this line will disappear, but it can also change during the pregnancy as well.

Linea-nigra-is-a-dark-line-that-runs-from-the-belly-button-to-the-pubic-areaHormones are responsible for this changing skin. Hormones also change quite a bit during the course of a pregnancy. This means that the linea nigra could be darker at one point and lighter at another. Another item that can change the color of the linea nigra during pregnancy is the nutrients that are in the woman’s body.

Research has shown that there is a possibility that a lack of folic acid can be to blame when it comes to a dark linea nigra. For this reason, it is possible for it to disappear if the woman begins taking more of this nutrient. For any concerns, however, it is best to have them addressed by your doctor at your next prenatal appointment.

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