WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MY SKIN?
There are a number of physiological changes in pigmentation that take place during pregnancy, along with melasma. These include a darkening of the areolae and nipples, as well as changes in colour around the vagina and perineum. You may also notice a dark line down the centre of your abdomen, called the linea nigra, which usually appears during the second trimester and occurs on the skin where your abdominal muscles stretch and separate to accommodate your growing baby. It usually fades a few weeks after delivery.