My wife developed a vertical line (I don't know if there's a more scientific name for it) in the stomach while pregnant, and a month after delivery it's still there.

Just out of curiosity, does it go away eventually?
Common sense tells me it does, as I don't see every woman that had a baby with it, so a more accurate question would be: How long does it take for it to go away?

asked 04 Nov '09, 01:08

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+1 I still have mine 9 months later....I'd like to know the answer to this too!!

(04 Nov '09, 01:57) Shannon B

It's called the linea nigra:

It does go away, but it varies from woman to woman as to when. I still have it at nearly 8 months postpartum.


answered 04 Nov '09, 02:31

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My mother gave me the most accurate advice, for our family: it took 9 months to put it on, it takes 9 months to take it off. This was true for me, for both the baby weight as well as the linea nigra.


answered 04 Nov '09, 04:51

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I love that sentiment. I've heard it as well

(08 Dec '09, 21:42) DarwinsMom

Yes it does go away . . . I am not sure exactly how long it will take to go away. I am pretty sure that it didn't take a long time for it to go away (maybe 3-4 months?) Don't quote me on that :)!


answered 04 Nov '09, 01:20

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Melissa 1
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Mine has gone after 16 weeks the line that is not the baby weight!


answered 04 Nov '09, 06:58

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just to add i have very pale skin and my line was'nt very dark

(04 Nov '09, 13:16) Phil Seller
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