I was curious what causes birthmarks and because my dd has them on her eyes I was wondering if I should be concerned. I found no definitive answer on what causes them, besides a possibility that being in one position for too long. Anyone else know? Does that even make sense? I was wondering because I did get some dental work done while pregnant and my research for that said baby could get 'sleepy' from the local. I don't know if it could be related or not. The only thing I found as far as concerns regarding her eyes was an increase in the likelihood of glaucoma, but there was very little info there.
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She is a cute btw
One of my daughters has stork bites in her nape that I notice only when I put her hair up.
I like the image the name brings to mind.
A dark reddish patch on each eyelid, also a v-shaped red spot between his eyebrows, just where his forehead creases when he frowns. The ped told me these were all "angel kisses" that would gradually get lighter and finally disappear sometime around 5 yo.
He also has a couple of red patches on the back of his head, one of which looks very much like a red mark I have on my neck. The doc said these are "stork bites" which would be visible for life. [Note to self... remind him of this when he's a teenager and wants to shave his head. ]
Something to note: my daughter is 3 and whenever she is mad or hot, her V is very prominent! My sons has faded a little, but not a lot.
at my 6 week pp check i did have a nurse ask if the angel kiss (right between her eyes) was from the forceps. : i replied "i pushed that baby out my d@mn self". :
i can't stand that ua violation nurse, but that's a whole 'nother thread
I looked at the pic and didn't see anything! Hmmm I think I need glasses My lo has a stork bite too a really big one I don't really see it anymore but EVERYONE keeps asking what it is. let me see if I can find a pic
Kind of like a trademark!
They did fade with time, although the back-of-the-neck ones didn't.
Mother of 3, welcomed a new baby girl July 2011
From what I could gather it is part of the cappilaries that never fully healed before they are born and should fade over time. I am sure I'm not wording that right but for some reason I can't think straight right now.
Mama to (DS 7) and (DD 5), wife to DH
both my little ones have stork bites. The ped says it's where the capilaries are closer to the surface of the skin. I wonder why they are often in V or U shapes? My oldest's is in a V shape, I always thought it was from where he battled Lord Voldemort as a babe...
yup, that was our uber-scientific explanation.