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Readers Respond: Did you have a line down your pregnant belly?

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Updated October 18, 2012

Sometimes women get a line called a linea negra down their pregnant belly. Did you get one? At what point in pregnancy? Which trimester? When did it go away?

Linea Nigra

I have a son and a daughter. I'm currently pregnant with another boy. Each time, I've had this appear. So it does NOT matter on the gender of the child. It does fade away shortly after you deliver.
—Guest Teresa Hurtado

Dark line on pregnant belly

My mom said that you have a dark line on your belly, your baby is boy. I'm in 31st week.
—Guest Nav

Dark line!

I found a dark line started around 17 weeks along with my third pregnancy. My mom tried to tell me that it was because I was having a baby boy. (We didn't know.) I had already had a boy and did not have the line, so I shrugged it off. It went away a few weeks after our son was born. It started fading nearly right away.
—Guest Robin

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