To think that whoever was ib charge of my bellybutton at birth should of done a better job

(39 Posts)
UnapologeticallyUnreasonable Fri 19-Jun-15 13:27:01

I'm guilty of name changing for this. I could possibly be aware of how U I'm being.
My issue is as such ; I'm currently heavily pregnant, and my belly button is at the stage where it sticks out and catches on EVERYTHING. I've seriously considered sticking it down with a plaster bought a box in £land but didn't follow through because DH laughing about it angered me so much I got distracted and now I cant find them because I think DD has put them in the same place she's put her last 3 toothbrushes
Anyway, I was just thinking to myself that surely when I was born they could of maybe trimmed it down a bit more before putting the clamp on? Just so that it wouldn't stick out so much in later life if I was to get pregnant. I mean, if you see pregnant women all the tine, surely you'd think of these things and do the next generation of mothers a solid?!
Phew, that feels better. Now back to glaring at the offending 2cm of body.

gamerchick Fri 19-Jun-15 13:31:10

Well to be fair nobody gets their belly button trimmed down when they're born.. You just got lucky grin

Mine never stuck out just went mega flat.

leedy Fri 19-Jun-15 13:32:25

Sadly, as far as I know it has nothing to do with where they clamp the cord - it's something to do with the amount of space between the skin and the abdominal wall. One of my DS has an innie, one has an outie, they were clamped in exactly the same way (but the outie one had a minor umbilical hernia).

(and yes, I did have to restrain a laugh at the woman at my antenatal class who asked if they could guarantee her baby had an innie).

leedy Fri 19-Jun-15 13:33:15

"Mine never stuck out just went mega flat."

Mine too, it sort of disappeared. Quite disconcerting. Came back again afterwards both times.

UnapologeticallyUnreasonable Fri 19-Jun-15 13:33:17

They could of perhaps but the clamp a tad lower? You're so lucky yours went flat.
I don't remember it being this bad with DD. Really grips my shit haha!

UnapologeticallyUnreasonable Fri 19-Jun-15 13:34:02

Put*. Please excuse the typos, I'm consumed with anger haha!

leedy Fri 19-Jun-15 13:36:00

"They could of perhaps but the clamp a tad lower?"

Would have made no difference. It often breaks off well below the clamp, usually at the level of your tummy. Sorry, I think you may have to rage at nature instead. smile

IAmAPaleontologist Fri 19-Jun-15 13:36:27

doesn't matter where you put the clamp, the clap isn't where the belly button forms, otherwise people who have lotus births would have belly buttons a mile long grin . the cord dries and drops off at the base of the cord.

UnapologeticallyUnreasonable Fri 19-Jun-15 13:36:52

Birds eye view.

Dansak Fri 19-Jun-15 13:36:53

I had the same problem op, I have an outie already, which was horrendous when pregnant. I did actually used to flatten it with a plaster blush. It was a massive extra bump on the bump.

A word of warning though, I developed a reaction to them after a while and had an embarrassing appointment with the midwife, where she was concerned about the strange rash.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Fri 19-Jun-15 13:38:17

It isn't where they put the clamp.smile

A friend was at an ante natal class where a dad quite seriously asked how to prevent an outie and got the full explanation. grin grin

gamerchick Fri 19-Jun-15 13:38:41

I am getting the chuckles at the thought of us all starting out with a super long belly button that has to be trimmed down at birth though. Quite the picture grin

ToysRLuv Fri 19-Jun-15 13:43:07

My belly button went a bit flatter, but that was about it. Was still an innie, which was a bit dissappointing I wanted to see inside my belly button and clean it properly without going all euuuyrgh

SaucyJack Fri 19-Jun-15 13:43:33

I'll assume this is your first pregnancy wink

It's actually quite interesting to watch the cord stump and see the belly button form itself. Enjoy it OP!

UnapologeticallyUnreasonable Fri 19-Jun-15 13:52:15

No, second baby. It was meant in a light hearted way Saucy grin I'm well aware that bb aren't trimmed down, but I feel like being unreasonable and bitching about what I'm now told is natures fault. wink

Wearit Fri 19-Jun-15 13:54:25

I actually asked the midwife if she could give DS an 'innie' grin

UnapologeticallyUnreasonable Fri 19-Jun-15 13:55:23

Was she reasonable enough to do so for you Wearit? wink

emms1981 Fri 19-Jun-15 13:59:35

I have an innie, it goes in quite far but stuck out loads when I was pregnant with both my sons grin

UnapologeticallyUnreasonable Fri 19-Jun-15 14:02:09

Emma, mine is normally an innie, it used to be beautiful.

AnnPerkins Fri 19-Jun-15 14:06:32

DS has an innie with a stalk sticking up in the middle. I've never seen one like it before.

Purringkittenmama Fri 19-Jun-15 15:50:26

AnnPerkins ME TOO! Midwife said it was the weirdest one she'd ever seen confused.

CaptainAnkles Fri 19-Jun-15 15:51:56

I thought it had something to do with whether it got infected or something blush

AnnPerkins Fri 19-Jun-15 16:06:31

Ooh Purring, you and my DS are unique together grin

Purringkittenmama Fri 19-Jun-15 16:18:56

Let's say special. We have special belly buttons! smile (OP, you have nothing to worry about). grin

Wearit Fri 19-Jun-15 16:23:39

Yes unapologetically, he has an innie!

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