What they are:
The small, soft, flesh-colored hanging growths are most likely to appear on skin surfaces that are hot, moist, or frequently rubbed. Popular spots: folds of the neck, armpits, torso, beneath the breasts, or in the genitals
. The (only) good news: They’re completely benign.
What causes skin tags during pregnancy:
Skin tags are caused by hyperactive growth of a superficial layer of skin. They are most prevalent in older people (especially women) and expectant mothers, probably spurred on by hormonal changes (and you’ve got plenty of those going on right now). Skin tags aren’t painful unless they become twisted, irritated, or inflamed, perhaps by clothing or jewelry rubbing against them.