Quoting telecomgirl:It's called the linea negra, and it's NORMAL to have it - it doesn't mean you're sick or lacking anything at all. I took folic acid supplements with my son, and I had one. It went away after I gave birth.Most women get it in their 2nd trimester, some don't get it at all, and some get it immediately. Pregnancy hormones cause your body to produce more melanin, which temporarily darkens the skin and that area. The line is always there, but only tends to come out in pregnancy.Your doctor can tell you more about it, or "google" it! Don't worry though - it's totally normal! :)
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