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My new lo has <a href="http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/MissRubyandKen/sohieshoodedblanketandswirlytoph-1.jpg" target="_blank">angel kisses</a> and stork bites. She has very faint marks from the middle top of her forehead to her precious little nose. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> The marks on her eyes are darker, more port wine in color, but you can only see them with her eyes closed. I thought they were bruises in the beginning because the poor baby was bruised on her face from being birthed, well when she was a month the bruises had faded and I realized she had birthmarks on her eyes. Her stork bites are like a bunch of tiny port wine stain clouds all along the back of her neck hairline and a spot on her crown. Anyone else have babies with birthmarks like these?<br><br>
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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I wouldn't worry about it. My dd has angel kisses - one between her eyes, and a tad on her eyelids - and stork bites. All the women in my family still have their stork bites! I also had angel kisses as a baby. Her angel kisses are so light now that you can only see them when she is really tired or crying.
 

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Wow, I didn't even know there was a name for those! My son has two small defined reddish/pink spots--one on his forehead and one in between his eyebrows. He also has little tiny red marks through his eyebrows. People always ask what they are and I just say they've always been there since birth and they mostly show up when he's angry/emotional and tired. I've never been concerned about them though. I wouldn't worry too much about them unless there's a real serious change in them or something.
 

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What a cutie! My DS has a circular red mark on his knee that looks almost like a bite, but he's had it since he was born. People who see it and don't realize it's a stork bite always say (in a sad tone), "aww, you hurt your knee?" It's kind of funny. I have no idea what causes them and if/when they go away, though.
 

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I looked at the pic and didn't see anything! Hmmm I think I need glasses<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> 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<br><br><a href="http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/Jezzy_album/CIMG2119.jpg" target="_blank">http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...m/CIMG2119.jpg</a>
 

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I forgot dsomething, my mw said that if the mark is on both sides of the face ( nose being the middle )it is a stork bite if it is on one side of the face it is probably a port wine mark kwim?<br><br>
She is a cute btw <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Mine has stork bites on his forehead and the back of his neck. It's cute.
 

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My sister and her daughter have them above the nose/center of the forehead. My sisters had faded and now only shows up when she is angry. It is like a mood mark. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
One of my daughters has stork bites in her nape that I notice only when I put her hair up.<br><br>
I like the image the name brings to mind.
 

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My newborn ds has very similar birthmarks... I tried to find a photo that shows it, but I don't have any good ones online.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">]
 

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Both my kids have them and they are fine. My daughter has a giant V on her forehead and one at the back of her head. My son has a giant U on her forehead and one at the back of the head. It turns out that I had a V on my forehead as an infant and my husband had one at the back of his neck (and his father STILL has on on the back of his neck.) All are fine.<br><br>
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.
 

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My baby girl has both angel kisses and stork bites (eyes/nose and back of her neck). Her twin brother has neither. All the research I've done says they're both totally benign and fade with time.
 

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I thought I read that most Caucasian babies have stork bites. Mine has one on the back of her neck.
 

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my littlest one has both stork bites and angel kisses. everything i've read says they're fine and will fade with time.<br>
at my 6 week pp check i did have a nurse ask if the angel kiss (right between her eyes) was from the forceps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: i replied "i pushed that baby out my [email protected] self". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">i can't stand that ua violation nurse, but that's a whole 'nother thread</span>
 

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Thanks for all the compliments! She's definitely precious <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">. The ones on her face have already faded a little. They also do what others have mentioned and look darker when she is upset. Here is a <a href="http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/MissRubyandKen/sophie2012.jpg" target="_blank">pic</a> from when she was a month for those who couldn't see them. She also has her eyes closed in it, so the ones there are visible. I was told the marks on her face were angel kisses and they would fade and the ones on the neck are stork bites and they wouldn't fade.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">[Note to self... remind him of this when he's a teenager and wants to shave his head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">]</div>
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lol, I'll keep that in mind too if dd ever wants to shave her's <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">, not that I would mind, just might want to give her a head's up, is all!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I looked at the pic and didn't see anything! Hmmm I think I need glasses<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> 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<br><br><a href="http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/Jezzy_album/CIMG2119.jpg" target="_blank">http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...m/CIMG2119.jpg</a></div>
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What a beautiful baby, those lashes and all that hair! I love baby pics, especially when you can click it fast enough to capture a smile. A couple of people have thought the marks on the back of my lo's neck was a rash.
 

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It seems they run in families, too. My DS has one between his eyes exactly wheremy little brother had one when HE was a babe. DS also has one on the nape of his neck, which my mom, me, little brother and little sister all have. My Gram has it too.<br><br>
Kind of like a trademark! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br><br>
They did fade with time, although the back-of-the-neck ones didn't.
 

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DS has one on his eyelid, a bunch on the nape of his neck, and a strawberry on his arm - exactly where I have my birthmark. I think it's cute.
 
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