What Is Thi S On My Stomach

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SB - June 28

Before I ask let me say that I have read books (before people say "Why don't you pick up a book") but the book I have read gives me the name of that line but does not tell me the purpose of it and if someone is kind enough and whant to share their knowledge with me, What is the purpose of this brown line along my stomach??? What does it do?? I just know it seems like it splits my stomach in 1/2, I've seen plenty of women with this dark line in their bellies when they are pregnant but never cared for it but now that its me I am wondering what the heck it is??

 

Steph - June 28

It has no purpose. This is what causes it: A BROWNISH LINE APPEARING ON THE ABDOMEN - STARTING AT THE BELLY BUTTON AND CONTINUING DOWN TO THE PUBIC HAIR. THIS NORMAL DISCOLORATION ( CAN BE TRANSLATED AS DARK LINE ) IS CAUSED BY PREGNANCY HORMONES CAUSING AN INCREASED PRODUCTION OF THE PIGMENT MELANIN . The excess pigmentation of the linea nigra may or may not completely diappear over time.

 

to steph - June 28

thank you for your comment I see know.... thanx once again

 

Jessica F. - June 28

I don't think it serves a purpose other than to give you a little decoration for swimsuit weather!

 

heather - June 28

Why do some people get it and others dont? I am in my 34th week and have no line, although Id almost rather that cause Instead I got this ugly hair that has made a line from my belly b___ton to pubic line. I wax it but it still comes back, will I be stuck with this after pregnancy? I always had some fine baby hair now it is much more proonounced. I HATE it!

 

Steph - June 28

Heather, I had the same issue....stupid black hair and no line. That was almost seven years ago and I still have to wax the stupid hair. Hopefully you won't.

 

FF - June 28

I have a major hairy belly too! It's so gross! I always had some fine blonde hair on my tummy but now it's much darker and there is more of it. Yuck! I also have a very light linea negra that appeared a few weeks ago... but it doesn't bother me half as much as this hair! ;)

 

Jbear - June 29

I have the hair thing too...It went away after my daughter was born, and then returned during this pregnancy. I use nair on it, because I'm too chicken to wax it.

 

Cindy - June 29

It's this dark line called the linea negra, often appears down the centre of your stomach. It marks the division of your abdominal muscles, which separate slightly to accommodate your expanding uterus.

 

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