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How do I get rid of belly lines after having a baby?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The linea nigra is the dark vertical line that often appears between the belly button and the pubic area during pregnancy. Hormones, which are also responsible for your darkened areolas, a new crop of freckles and an impressive variety of other skin anomalies (like the mask of pregnancy), are behind this weird little stripe. It will usually fade over a few months, but spending time in the sun can permanently tan it. Eating foods with folic acid might help fade any skin discolorations, so try some leafy green veggies.
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