what makes a inny or an outy

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  1. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Ok last couple of nights the question about what makes an inny or an outy has been going around my head. :shrug:

    Any ideas?

    Loopy
     
  2. sophieee18

    sophieee18 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I can't answer but I am very interested to find out
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  3. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    As far as I can tell, random chance.
     
  4. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    I've read several theories - some doctors say it is random. Others say it can be due to an umbilical hernia which usually fixes itself within a few years. My little girl has an outie (and had an umbilical hernia.) Only about 10% of the population has an outie. When I was little I used to think it was cuz the doctor hadn't cut the cord off properly!
     
  5. LouLou78

    LouLou78 Mum to 3 gorgeous girls

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    Makes me laugh. I often read birth plans requesting an innie belly button LOL. Cutting the cord is certainly not a way of acheiving either an innie or an outty :)
     
  6. GardenPath

    GardenPath Well-Known Member

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    oh- I always thought it was how the cord was cut and tied. Is it not that?
     
  7. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    nooo its not that, just chance i guess, maybe the hernia thing! but you cant cut it a certain way to get either innie or outies
     
  8. MandaAnda

    MandaAnda Well-Known Member

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    The cord's not tied anyway, it's clamped. I think an umbilical hernia is the most likely cause.
     
  9. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

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    glad i have triggerd such an intresting debate :)
     
  10. babyblue14

    babyblue14 Well-Known Member

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    thats weird, i had an outy as a child which gradually become and inny. hows that??? lol
     
  11. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    I always wondered this too xx
     
  12. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    So did I! It never went very far in though.
     
  13. Zarababy1

    Zarababy1 4 boys. TTC #5

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    i wonderd about that too! charlies got a massive outie sticks out looooads!
     
  14. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Ha ha, me too, it literally popped in overnight when I was 13 and I was just like "whoooa where'd it go??" For some reason I felt grown up having an innie.
     
  15. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    my daughters isnt fully in or fully out lol just flush with her belly i would say lol weird but i think its just by chance she doesnt have any thing wrong there xxxx
     
  16. LouLou78

    LouLou78 Mum to 3 gorgeous girls

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    Think about it. Just like why does someones ears stick out or shaped the way they are. Genetics, family inheritance, hernias etc. The cord of a baby is clamped then cut. Where it is clamped and cut is on the actual cord itself which dies and falls off with no contact on the belly button area itself. :)
     

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