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Linea Negra

Did You Get the Linea Negra?

Many pregnant women get the linea negra — the brown line that runs from the nether regions to the belly button and sometimes upward.

I made it about half way through my pregnancy before it started to appear on my bump. It has since disappeared.

Did you get the linea negra?
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duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
Nope, not with any of my four pregnancies. (But I'm nearly corpse-pale. If I recollect my new-Mama-in-training education, this happens more often with darker toned women, as has been mentioned.)
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Oops that was supposed to day I didn't really expect to get it because I'm fair-skinned, not the other other way around.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I didn't get it with any of the pregnancies, but oddly I got it about a week after I had my third. It didn't last long, though. I expected to get it because I'm extremely fair-skinned. I can easily see how someone would fit into "other" if they were lined and didn't love it. ;)
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
no. what causes that anyway? guessing the more fair you are the less your chance of getting one. i did get separated stomach muscles and now there is a gap that is like a line in that same area. totally would trade for the dark line, lol.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I never got any stretch marks either, fashionista, and expect my line will fade really soon. Then as soon as I lose the last of my baby weight, I'll hopefully not have any evidence either (on my tummy anyhow). Woo!
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
I never got one, no stretch marks either. My tummy has no pregnancy evidence on it at all. It's kinda wierd.
Sherellj Sherellj 9 years
I had a dark brown line that went ALL the way up
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I'm "other"... because I can't remember to save my life! Now my labors on the other hand, I can recall in great detail =)
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
Yes, mine was very dark brown, maybe due to my complexion. My daughter will be 1 in a couple of days, and it just recently faded out completely.
AleWebster AleWebster 9 years
I'm pregnant and I got one. My hubby loves it.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
I got a dark one with my first that didn't fade for many months after he was born. With this pregnancy I just now (8mos) noticed it, and it's pretty faint. :?
kellys kellys 9 years
mine came in around 6 months and is crooked and off-center (goes around the belly button). i'm extremely fair-skinned, and it was pretty pale as well. my daughter will be 6 months next week and it's just now starting to fade.
Rachie-Vegas Rachie-Vegas 9 years
I'm actually two days overdue at the moment and my line is REALLY dark, but I'm okay with that.
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
I got a faint one at the end of my pregnancy. I still have it, but it's fading, so hopefully it will be gone soon.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
I got it and it stuck around about 8 months postpartum. I'm not complaining though, I kind of liked my little pregnancy tattoo :).
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