Saturday, September 7, 2013

Linea Nigra

An exciting new development sprouted on my body overnight. I have a linea nigra!
My line is faint, but it's only one day old. I'm sure it will get darker and more pronounced as the months go by.
According to science (also known as Wikipedia), the linea nigra is "a dark vertical line that appears on the abdomen during about three quarters of all pregnancies. The brownish streak is usually about a centimeter in width. The line runs vertically along the midline of the abdomen from the pubis to the umbilicus, but can also run from the pubis to the top of the abdomen."

My linea nigra runs from my belly button to my pubic area. I'd take a picture and share it with you, but I'm not putting my pubic area on the internet. Sorry gentlemen. Which would mean it would just be a pic of my lower abdomen - affectionately known as "my pooch". And no, I'm not putting a close up shot of my pooch online either. Sorry ladies.

The cool thing about the linea nigra is that it comes with an old wives tale about the sex of the baby. According to the wives tale, if the line goes from the pubis to the belly button, you're having a girl. If the line goes past your belly button and all the way up your abdomen, you're having a boy. If this tale rings true, I'm having a girl. Only time will tell!

Speaking of 'telling', did you have a linea nigra while pregnant? If so, does the wives tale ring true for you? Comment, please!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Tay, I did not get any line up my belly and also did not get any stretch marks. Having the baby two months early might have had something to do with no stretch marks. I didn't know how often you would be writing...I will check back often. Happy to be following you along this journey.