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If the doctor pulled on the cord at birth, will my baby have an outie?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Belly button
No. "innies" and "outies" for belly buttons are determined by the distribution and thickness of the muscle around the opening that the umbilical cord passed through.
Pressure on the cord itself during labor will not affect this.

In brief: Belly button
No. "innies" and "outies" for belly buttons are determined by the distribution and thickness of the muscle around the opening that the umbilical cord passed through.
Pressure on the cord itself during labor will not affect this.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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