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Might be a silly question......(about race)

Are black women the only people who get that long black line down the middle of their stomach during pregnancy? I've had it with both pregnancies and the only other time I've seen it is with other black other races get this too??? Please don't bash me...I said in the headline it might be a silly question but I honestly don't know the answer and I'm curious.


Asked by Lucky209 at 6:46 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Anyone can get it.  I think that like anything, if your skin is dark then the line will be dark.  If you're fair skinned, it will be lighter.


    Answer by CookieMom108 at 6:50 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • i am not sure.. i think i have seen white women get it .. i have no idea!!!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 6:48 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • No, I've seen it on women of all races. It's called the linea nigra.

    Answer by musicpisces at 6:49 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I am Caucasian, & have never gotten that line w/ my pregnancies.. I've seen white women get them though!

    Answer by mohme2three at 6:50 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Nope, anyone can get it. I've read that being in the sun can make it worse.

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 6:48 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Im puerrtorican with cinnamon colored skin and im currently 25 weeks pregnant..I have the line as well so no love black woman arent the only ones that get it! :) ur not alone! But no worries u should know they go away after the baby is out! :)

    Answer by djimenezlove85 at 6:50 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • It may show up more when your skin already had some melanin, but I'm super pale and I got it.

    Answer by SWasson at 6:51 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Lol...I feel kind of silly for not knowing that lol I'm paper bag brown and mine looks like someone drew down my stomach with tar! lol

    Comment by Lucky209 (original poster) at 6:52 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Anyone can get it, but like a PP said, the paler your skin is naturally, the lighter the linea negra will be...

    Answer by Anouck at 6:53 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I am white and I got it......

    Answer by older at 6:56 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

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