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Pregnancy Week 14: Old Wives' Tales

It is a very popular myth in Indian culture that the appearance of the linea nigra (the dark line running down your abdomen) signifies a male offspring. However, as the line seems to appear in most women due to hormonal changes, this myth has been modified over the years.

The current myth is that a straight smooth line signifies a female offspring and a curvy line signifies a male offspring. No scientific evidence for either though!


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Comments (7)

Ruchira Patil

I wish I knew this before

Nilofer shaikh

I dint really understand this

Alfa K

I yet dint get the line


If there are twins then

janani swadhanthra

I got the straight line

Lata Barnwal

From which month line is showing?

Laxmi Sharma

I wish I knew this before

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