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ds has 2 strawberry birthmarks on his face one in the middle of his forehead & another above his eye. does anyone know if this will fade?
 

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i tried to see the birthmark on the pictures in your sig (cute family <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br>
and my guess is that it will fade over time. my ds has one under his nose and one on his forehead. he was born in january and they have already started to fade. the poor guy went around the first couple weeks of his life with the mark of my sacrum on his face too because he got a bit stuck on the way out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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that is sooo strange because my ds has the same marks... He has the one on his forhead thats in between his eyes and its sorta a V shape... it has lightened up since he was born but when he gets mad it brightens up.. Then he has the one on his right eye lid and then on his nose... But the nose one has faded.. you can barley notice it.. He also has the one on the back of his neck near his hair line where both of my dd;s have it and I have one there and so does my dad.. I guess thats our trademark there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
Are your sons strawberry patches raised? Or starting to? I have seen it where they are raised and they go away wiht time... Others dont.. But if they are flat then I wouldnt worry about it.. Dh and I was just talking about ds yesterday.. I was telling him that I bet they are Angel kisses.. Because I had a Miscarriage April 13th 03 and ds was born April 13 04 So the angels kissed him in all the places that werent right the first time around ...
 

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omg my ds is v shaped too on his forehead! how strange! lol.<br><br>
at first we thought it was from him being stuck under my pelvic bone but they have not gone away at all. the one on his forehead feels almost rough like exzema.
 

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my DH insists these marks are from the amniotic bag sticking to the baby.lol..(don't know where he heard that one) has anyone heard this before?
 

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rainbowmoon! That is very strange! I seen you had him at Tucson Medical!! I had Spencer at Sierra Vista Medical... Maybe its a Arizona thing LOL... That is to cool though that they are close in age and a hour form each other.. We should get together for play dates ... Whatcha think?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was born with that birthmark too.. right in the middle of my forehead, and yeah it kinda is a v shape! It was pretty bright when I was a baby but it definitly did fade. I dont ever remember it being to noticeable except, and even now, for when I'm crying, mad or stressed then out it comes! I also have one right below my neckline on my back..that one didnt fade though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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and it did fade, although until he was 6, you could see it when he got mad.(My husband and I used to call it his 'mood indicator' - if he was just about to lose it, itwould get beet red <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )<br>
What used to drive me bananas was when people would comment on it.<br>
I know people don't mean to be rude, just curious, but I would NEVER ask someone what that mark on their child was. I finally found an answer that would garauntee they probably wouldn't ask anyone else ........since it too was in the shape of a V, I told them because he was born vaginally, the V stood for vagina. They usually had little to say after that. I think some of them actually believed me! How mean am I? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:
 

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hey my kids have the back of the neck/hairline mark too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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christymama- check your inbox, I just PM'd you. i would love to get together for a play date! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
ds has another mark on his hairline too..i know it's really dumb but i keep worrying he is going to be teased when he is older if it doesn't fade (my cousin has a port stain on his face,much more obvious, but I know how bad it was for him) but then i feel horrible for being all superficial and thinking like that. my mom has already suggested we look into lazering it off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> definitly not going to happen.
 

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Hi, this is not technically a "strawberry" birthmark, which is the colloquial term for hemangioma. I think what your (adorable!) ds has is called a "stork-bite". Stork-bites are clusters of red capilaries (and can also be bluish) and are usually found between the eyes in a V-shape or on the back of the neck at the nape. The old wives' tale is that this is where the Stork carried the baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Strawberry marks, or hemangiomas, are raised clusters of blood cells that start out looking like a red dot all the way up to a small strawberry -- these actually get worse over time (and some new ones may crop up in the first few months, though they are most often present from birth), and they usually get larger and larger until around age 1, when they start slowly getting smaller again. The small ones can go away by age 2 and the larger ones almost always go away by the time the child would go to school (age 4 or 5). Unless the strawberry is interfering with vision or eating, they are not operated on.<br><br>
My dd has a stork-bit on the nape of her neck. It gets redder when she cries. Her hair has grown in, but I can still see it if I look hard enough. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My ds had 3 strawberry marks, all in his hair. Only one became sizable - about the size of a pencil eraser - but his hair grew in and by 6 months, you couldn't even see it. It has been getting smaller for about a year, and is now flattened and grey-ish. The other 2 are now gone completely.<br><br>
Hope this helps! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">
 

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my 11 month nephew actually has a hemangioma on his arm. it's getting smaller though. i wonder if all these marks are hereditary in my family? (seems like it)
 

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Yes, they are hereditary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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