The Fourth Trimester: What You Should Know about Life Postpartum
The Linea Nigra: When Will That Line On My Belly Disappear?
Ancient wisdom goes that fair-skinned women get stretch marks and darker-skinned women get the line. As a woman of Italian ancestry, my olive skin handled all that stretching with nary a mark, but five months after the birth of my last child, I still looked like someone drew a stripe down my abdomen with a brown magic marker. The dark line—linea nigra—is caused by the same pregnancy hormones that cause your nipples and labia to darken during gestation. It usually fades over time, but unfortunately doesn’t always disappear entirely. Consider it a badge of motherhood!
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