Baby bump photo shoot has become a tradition in recent times. What used to be a private personal experience has now become introduced to the camera. One of the most common attributes of the pregnancy bump is the dark or sometimes brown vertical line. This line is known as the “LINEA NIGRA” (LN), it’s a Latin term which means black line.
My linea nigra experience was somewhat funny. I think i saw it sometime in my second trimester. it was funny in the sense that I wasn’t expecting any black line or whatnot. Infact, I didn’t know what it was, I only woke up in the morning and there it was. I was literally shaken by the mere sight of it. Lol like I was taken aback and I had to calm my nerves and take another look at it and then I was like oh!!! I do see this line on pregnant women tummy. And then I read to know more about it.
So the question is when and why LN appears on the body? for majority it appears in the second trimester just like in my case. According to science it appears because there is a hyper pigmentation of the skin due to raging hormones, estrogen in particular is responsible for this. This pregnancy hormone increases melanin production which brings about the darkness. Apparently everybody has this line on the stomach but it is not visible. This pregnancy tattoo (that’s what I chose to call it) will fade away, usually within a year after childbirth. When next you see a bump, take a time out to appreciate the vertical black/brown line.
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