During pregnancy, there are many changes in the body, skin and hair that the woman needs to face due to the hormonal variation she suffers during the gestational phase. Among these variations are the spots on the skin and a mark on the belly known as nigra line.
What is Black Line
Do you know that mark that divides the belly in half just during pregnancy? It is called black line or purple line. The nigra line is an exclusive brand for pregnant women as well as other brands for example, chloasma on the face can also appear during pregnancy. It is estimated that 70 to 90% of pregnant women have some pregnancy mark such as black line, chloasma or even stretch marks.
Why Nigra Line and Body Stains Happen
The hormonal changes certainly is the most responsible for appearances of “disturbances” of the pregnant woman ‘s skin, some cases it is no big deal, but in other cases may become permanent and thus leading to ex pregnant woman to undergo treatment to make the skin return to what was before the pregnancy.
The black line begins to appear around 14, 16 weeks and gradually with the appearance of the pregnant belly . In the beginning it is a shadow that gets darker until it gets to the typical dividing line on the pregnant belly, in some pregnant women the black line is softer, in others the line is well marked. The black line can also appear only in the posterior part of the navel, as well as in the entire abdominal extension of the woman from the end of the chest line to the pelvis.
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But How Does the Nigra Line Appear in Pregnancy?
The black line in pregnancy appears due to the increase in estrogen and also due to abdominal distension to accommodate the growth of the uterus and the baby. Estrogen increases the production of the melanin-stimulating hormone (stimulating melanocyte) , this hormone together with abdominal distension causes the pigmentation to accumulate in this dividing area and then the line appears.
Parts of the Body That Can Darken
As in pregnancy the increase of estrogen is very high and of the melanocyte as well, some parts of the woman’s body also tend to get darker, such as:
- Breasts areolas
The gravid chloasma are also pregnancy patches, but those that can appear in a woman’s face also due to very high levels hormone can give certain women headaches after pregnancy. Treatment should be done after the breastfeeding period and always by a dermatologist with medications that reduce and even disappear the pregnant chloasma on the face.
Important: During pregnancy, a lot of skin care is required, either through hydration with oils and moisturizers or by drinking plenty of fluids and healthy eating.
When the Nigra Line Disappears
Contrary to this, the nigra line tends to disappear within 12 weeks after delivery and without medication, only with the gradual lowering of postpartum hormones. To help with the disappearance of the nigra line after pregnancy, exfoliating creams used twice a week in the region can help renew the skin of the place and thus make the nigra line disappear with greater ease.
Using folic acid throughout your pregnancy is also good advice to prevent the black line from lingering for a long time after pregnancy. Folic acid has properties that can cause the melanocyte hormone to increase with less speed and less.
Apart from pregnancy chloasmas stretch marks are the most common complaints of women during pregnancy , taking good care of the skin so that it is elastic is without a doubt the most efficient trick when it comes to the most feared marks of pregnancy. Dip into a jar of anti-stretch mark cream , moisturize your body very well with liquids and creams. Black line is the most beautiful mark that a woman can have on her body, it represents the realization of a moment longed for by many, for me, black line is the mark of love!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.