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Belly button ShawneeM 1 child; Illinois 3 posts
1st Mar '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 Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16074 posts
1st Mar '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
1st Mar '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
1st Mar '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
1st Mar '13

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

Cry Baby 1 child; ........, .., United States 13878 posts
status 1st Mar '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
1st Mar '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!