Reply
Belly button ShawneeM 1 child; Illinois 3 posts
Mar 1st '13

I know this is my first post, but I've talked to all the mothers in my area and no one has ever had this problem, so I thought I would ask you moms. I'm 37 weeks pregnant with my first child, and my belly button has split open. It's actually split at the "seams" and bleeds a lot. Has anyone else ever had this happen? TIA!

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 16244 posts
Mar 1st '13

No :(
Ouch!
I would bring it up with the Dr. Have you been using any kind of lotion throughout your pregnancy?

MamaKate<3 TTC since Mar 2012; 2 kids; Ohio 16935 posts
Mar 1st '13

Oh man, that sounds painful! I'm sorry! Mine has gotten irritated but nothing like you describe. Have you been doing anything at home to treat it?

ShawneeM 1 child; Illinois 3 posts
Mar 1st '13

I use triple antibiotic cream, and I use a regular cocoa butter lotion at night. I've had trouble with my belly button before the pregnancy, but it has never busted open. Just seems odd to me.

Dr. Mrs. The Monarch 1 child; 3 angel babies; N/a, Na, United States 1020 posts
Mar 1st '13

Maybe try coconut oil. It's antibacterial as well.

Mad Hatter 1 child; ........, .., United States 17350 posts
Mar 1st '13

I would definitely tell my doc about it asap. That's not right at all. Keep it clean until you can get to your doctor about it. Don't want that to get infected. Good luck!

ShawneeM 1 child; Illinois 3 posts
Mar 1st '13

Thank you. I see the dr. Tuesday, but am going to call Monday morning. I have a bandaid on it, and I keep triple antibiotic ointment on it, so hopefully it will be okay! Thank you all!