(Closed) Hiding the belly button

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I figured I’m pregnant, when else does it not really matter?  Own it – I’m sure it is cute to everyone but you.  Not necessarily the advice you want but I don’t have any other suggestions.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I say own it, too! However, if you do really want to try to hide it… do you wear maternity pants with the short band or the kind that come up over your belly? I found that the taller band minimizes my belly button a little bit. Also, gap has great tank tops that are really thin and work well under shirts without keeping you too hot.

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=7275&vid=1&pid=749650

those are them, but in the store they were selling them for 14.50 not 19.50!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

A band-aid over your belly button might be a little less painful to remove than duct tape!! πŸ™‚

I never think it’s gross when I see belly buttons through shirts on pregnant women. I think it’s cute!!!! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am not at that point yet, but I am fully prepared for when I am. I plan on using duct tape, bandaids, elastic that comes up over the belly, tank tops, and flowy tops. πŸ˜€

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ditto on the cuteness – I think they are adorable on all of you glowingly pregnant ladies. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I keep saying I need a pastie for my belly button – it’s not sticking out but the top of it shows thru jersey fabrics.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it looks cute too πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have the same issue!  Now I almost always wear either a tank top under every shirt, or full panel maternity pants, or both.  As the weather gets warmer the extra layers are probably going to become a problem.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What we women don’t do in the name of vanity. Do you think a man would ever be taping down body parts if they had to bear children. Your body is working exactly as it was designed to do. Take joy in it instead of trying to hide it.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am with the “own it crowd”. You are pregnant, and I am sure happy about it, so don’t be afraid to show it off πŸ™‚

If you really have to cover it up though, I suggest first aid tape. It is easier to get off than a band aid or duct tape and it also won’t hurt to take it off, as much.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@camrie: lol! i was definitely going to suggest pasties!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Not trying to threadjack, but this thread came up right as I am dealing with a belly button issue, and well, belly button threads don’t pop up that often. 

Did anyone else experience cracking in their belly button as their belly expanded? I recently seem to have a little scab and some redness where my belly button must be being stretched out.  I am only 20 weeks, so I still have an “innie” but my belly is growing quickly. 

Also, I had laproscopic surgery so I have scars in my belly button and I’m not sure if that is causing it or if this is normal. 

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