Mothering Forum banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
373 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I figured I'd post here since life with a babe means we are all in kind of the same postpartum boat. Does the up and down line on your belly (linea *****, I think?) go away ever? Does it take a while?
Just wondering....
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,388 Posts
I'm 9 months PP, and mine is faded but not gone. I had a really dark one, and long, too- it extended up past my navel to the middle of my stomach.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
105 Posts
Mine is still as dark as ever at 10 weeks pp. And my belly button looks pretty funky too. Between that and the strech marks, I just gave up and bought really long tshirts for this summer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,396 Posts
My son is 3 1/2 months and my linea negra is almost totally faded. As for the dirty belly button, I soaked in the tub one night and got the skin softened up. I then scraped the brown stuff off with my fingernails. I had a few scabs where I scratched too hard and had to rescrub a few areas, but now my belly button looks nice and clean...no brown stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts
I have a dirty belly button too!

I didn't realize it until about 4 months postpartum but you can scrub the line off!
It kinda gets flakey like the pp said. I wonder why it is on the surface? I always thought it was below the surface of your skin.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,352 Posts
I had to look, haven't thought about it since DS was born 8 months ago. :LOL Yes, they do go away eventually. I actually had trouble being able to tell if it was gone just now... the vertical "washboard effect" of stretch marks made it a little difficult to tell.
Nope, no bikinis for me anymore. Worse is the fact that the stretch marks now extent past my belly button.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,738 Posts
Haven't read all the posts so I hope this hasn't already been talked about but anyone get it AFTER the baby was born? I am very light skinned so I didn't expect to get one at all.....never showed up during pregnancy. Now that the baby is here I suddenly have one! What's up with that? Anyone else?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
373 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Hmm, no, I have never heard of getting one after you have your baby! Interesting. These women though who speak of their baby having one shows that the hormones can kick in later though, right? I didn't know babies got them sometimes and I definetly did not know that the actual line pigments were ever on the surface of the skin.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top