Linea Nigra and Folic Acid Deficiency

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When a woman is pregnant, hormones will cause the body to produce more melanin. When this occurs, the areolas will darken, which makes them easier for the baby to find after delivery. Along with this, the genitals may darken and marks may appear on the face and neck. Also, a dark line may occur that travels from the belly button to the pubic area. This line is called the linea nigra.

Every woman will experience this item a bit differently. However, about 75% of women see a dark line between the fourth and fifth month of their pregnancy. Women with fair skin are less likely to develop this line than women with dark skin.

Research-shows-that-women-with-a-folic-acid-deficiency-have-a-greater-chance-of-developing-a-dark-linea-nigra-than-women-who-do-notAlong with hormones, a reason that this line may appear is in response to a folic acid deficiency. Research has shown that women with a folic acid deficiency have a greater chance of developing a dark linea nigra than women who do not.

One important thing to note is that a linea nigra is always present, even when it is not visible. Also, just because it may be more visible or less visible, this is not an indication as to how healthy a pregnancy is. It is even possible for the line to be present in one pregnancy and not another with the same woman.

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