I went to my annual dermatologist appointment in July just a few weeks after Molly Anne was born. The doc took one spot off my back (which turned out to be benign thankfully) and wanted to see me again in three months to check on a few other spots. Last Monday was that check up and she took a mole off my thigh that I've had forever. Thankfully it came back benign. She also asked me to come back in six months and not wait a whole year.
I love how aggressive my doc is being with wanting to see me regularly. We were talking Monday and she told me how pregnancy gets your hormones going, specifically your growth hormone. So any iffy spots use your growth hormone as fertilizer so it can make these spots irregular after pregnancy. She said its best to have a lot of follow up visits while those hormones calm down.
GO GET CHECKED. I don't care if you've been pregnant or not - go get checked. Yes, it runs in my family big time so I've always been extra crazy but melanoma is no joke. Make your appointment today please!!!