Got Questions? We've got answers from experts and parents who've been there.
Why do I have a red blotch on my chest?
During a pregnancy the hormones that are produced can often cause skin changes. Some women experience a darkening of skin in certain areas, others experience patches of "flushing" caused by increased blood flow to the skin. Late in pregnancy there are certain rashes that are actually caused by the pregnancy itself and can indicate to your doctor that further testing may need to be done. And lastly, certain skin changes can occur that are random and not at all associated with the pregnancy -- they just happen while you are pregnant. Make sure you show the area to your obstetrician at your next visit and he or she may treat you or refer you to a dermatologist.
All content on this Web site, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.
The answers from our experts are for educational purposes only. Please always refer to your child's pediatrician and mental health expert for more in-depth advice.