The Dark Line From Your Belly Button Down

37 Replies
Mariela - November 30

hey im about 34 weeks and i was wondering about that dark line that goes from your belly button down to your pubic bone. See i also have that line from the belly button going up to almost my br___t bone, is that normal? And will this line go away completely after birth, and if so how long after birth?


christie - November 30

yeah i know .... what is that???


Janet - December 1

It's called Linea is caused by hormonal changes and should go away after the baby is born, although it may takes several months for it to disappear. I have it too. It's funny looking but normal. :)


L - December 8

i had it with my first pregnancy but not this one, Ive been told it means this one is a girl. Anyone agree?


Michelle - December 8

Yea I have it also. No L I dont agree I am having a boy!


Janet - December 8

I am also having a boy so it cannot be that the line means a girl. sorry. :(


doctor p - December 9

here's a question. I'm a guy, but that line is still vaguely visible on my abdomen. Why is that?


D - December 29

L I do agree with you. You might be having a girl. I have it and I am having a boy. Every body else that didn't agree with you need to read the question again. LOL


vanessa - December 29

well iam 31 weeks and have the same thing i am having a boy-so it doesnt mean its a girl-nice guess though:)


Patricia - January 5

There is a myth a__sociated with linea nigra. if the linea nigra runs to the naval, it's a girl, and if it goes all the way up to the xyphoid, it's a boy.


Jill - January 5

Do some people never get it at all? I am 28 weeks and have no sign of it!


belgian - January 7

Umm..i have it and its only belly b___ton doown....and im having a baby friend has it going from belly b___ton down all the way up to her b___st and shes having a baby girl...ANYWAY, my point is, girl or boy, HAS NOTHING to do with your LINEA dont believe everything you see until you see the confirmed thruth in an ultrasound.


Chris - January 13

Ive got it from belly b___ton down and im having a girl...i didnt know it could run up any further than your belly b___ton


Laura - England - January 15

Aparently the dark line is due to the separation of the muscles down ya stomach... i havnt ever heard the "it could be a girl" myth. However i do know that some women get a line and others don't! I suppose it all depends on how ya body works and stretches! x


Kelly - February 7

Hey L. I am having a girl and it is my first pregnancy and I have the line down my belly from my b___st bone all the way down to my pubic bone. Who knows?


candida - February 10

Its a girl! Have had the line from b___st bone all the way down to pubic bone since 12 weeks.


Kim - February 10

I am 38 weeks and this is my third pregnancy...hate to break your hearts but that brown line does not indicate a first two pregnancies I carried boys and had that line all the way from my b___st bone to my pubic bone...I do not know what I'm carrying now but I have that line again. This line is called Linea Nigrea it is cause by hormonal changes and the stretching of your not worry it does go away after pregnancy! :)



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