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If my skin is tan but my partner has dark skin, will my baby have a tan or dark complection?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Could be either
There is no way (yet) to predict what will happen; your baby might be dark-complected, light-complected, or somewhere in between.
And each succeeding baby might be any of those three as well. Several genes determine skin color, and the combination will be different for each baby.

In brief: Could be either
There is no way (yet) to predict what will happen; your baby might be dark-complected, light-complected, or somewhere in between.
And each succeeding baby might be any of those three as well. Several genes determine skin color, and the combination will be different for each baby.
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