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What about that marble trick?

  • paulianna
  • WI
  • 2 years ago

Saw my PS yesterday, 7 weeks PO.  He said everything looked really good, but that he didn't want my BB to shrink anymore.  He told me to tape a marble into my belly button.  I'd read about it, but until he asked me to do it I was quite skeptical.  Anyway, found and boiled a marble.  Before bed I tried to put it in place, but it was too big.  I must have gotten a bit enthusiastic, because I pushed it in hard and next thing I know, it's stuck and my BB is bleeding!  I couldn't remove it, so freaked out a bit.  I covered it with gauze and tape and went to bed.  By morning it was working its way out and I was able to remove it.  I'm not too excited to try that again, and I read that people also use ear plugs, which sounds easier.  What are your experiences and any suggestions?

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I use rolled up cotton and so far so good!!! MUCH more comfy than a marble...I tried and couldn't deal lol
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I did the marble trick. I place a gauze over it so it wouldn't fall out. I noticed a difference in about 3 days. My navel skin didn't feel as tight and it certainly stopped closing. I started maybe around 8 weeks out.
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At what point can you start using the earplug or marble? My BB looks kind of triangular right now. I'm only 2 1/2 weeks PO though.
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I just tried the ear plug and it worked wonders. I cut the pointy part off and made it like a cylinder. Just don't keep it in too long because it won't go back to original shape if you overdo it.
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I used ear plugs finally and it was very effective. Much less stressful as well. BB looks round and normal.
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I used the ear plugs and it works! I cut the part that was sticking out... and tape it with a band aid...
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I used the foam ones, bullet shape... had to squeeze it before put it in my bb...
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My PS also mentioned a marble...let me know if you try it again & if it does anything. Thanks for sharing.
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