While I was pregnant it was discovered that I had melanoma. It was removed while I was 2 months pregnant. Can I pass this to my child? She has a couple of spots that make me nervous.
Melanoma occurring during pregnancy
is well recognized, and may be in part related to the effects of pregnancy
-related hormones. Fortunately, transmission of melanoma across the placenta from mother to baby
has been reported only rarely, and is extremely unlikely. On the other hand, there are numerous types of benign birth
marks that occur in infant
s, including cafe au lait marks, regular moles, and mongolian spots. A visual inspection of your daughter by her pediatrician should be able to reassure you regarding the nature of her skin spots.