My Body – Pregnancy Week 12

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Pregnancy Week 12

Skin Changes

You may begin to notice some skin changes by week 12, like darker freckles, more freckles, or even a dark line about a centimeter across, that runs vertically down your stomach. This line is called the Linea Nigra (Latin for “black line”).

These changes in pigmentation are caused by pregnancy hormones, which increase the production of the pigment melanin. Women with darker pigmentation are more likely than women with fair skin to develop this line. Among the women who do develop it, it's reported that it usually disappears within just a few months after birth, although sometimes it can last longer.


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My Body – Pregnancy Week 12

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  1. Keywona says:

    I’m 4 mouth an I’m not even showing yet

  2. dachi says:

    I’m crazy to found out what I’m having

  3. sheenaholman says:

    I never heard of this.

  4. Kyndal says:

    I don’t have one yet.

  5. ketta says:

    mine is starting to show a little bit

  6. joanna says:

    do not see any

  7. angela says:

    mine is just starting to show, whith my 1st it was SUPER dark


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