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Why Do Pregnant Women Have Black Line On Their Tummy?

According to Healthline, the dark line that appears on the belly during pregnancy is called the linea nigra. It is a common and normal occurrence for many pregnant women. These are some reasons why pregnant women may develop a linea nigra during pregnancy.

1. During pregnancy, the body experiences a surge in hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone. These hormones can cause an increase in pigmentation in some areas of the body, including the belly.

2. Some women may be prone to developing a linea nigra due to genetics. If other women in your family have experienced a linea nigra during pregnancy, it is possible that you may also develop one as well.

3. Sun exposure can also contribute to the development of linea nigra. If the belly is exposed to the sun during pregnancy, it can exacerbate the pigmentation changes and cause a more noticeable dark line.

4. Studies revealed that women with darker skin tones are more likely to develop a linea nigra during pregnancy. This is because they naturally have more melanin in their skin, which can be stimulated by hormone changes.

It is also important to note that linea nigra is a harmless and temporary occurrence. It usually fades away after pregnancy and does not require any special treatment. 

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