navel

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navel

the scar in the centre of the abdomen, usually forming a slight depression, where the umbilical cord was attached

What does it mean when you dream about a navel?

A navel can represent the center, as in the navel (the center) of the universe, or in the sense of personal centering. Dreaming about one’s navel can also indicate something about the relationship with one’s mother.

navel

[′nā·vəl]
(anatomy)
The umbilicus.
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Caption: FIGURE: Peeling skin on temple and chest with erythematous rash at umbilical stump and genitalia
Worries related to the routine care of the newborn included sleep and rest worries, mostly reported as the constant awakening of the newborn during the day and night, delay in umbilical stump fall, um bilical stump bleeding, and reversed umbilical scar.
Maternal and child health workers conducted home visits on days 1, 4, 10 and 28 postpartum, and instructed mothers of infants in the intervention group to apply 4% chlorhexidine solution to the umbilical stump once per day until three days after cord separation; mothers of infants in the control group were instructed to provide dry cord care.
The infants were randomly assigned into two groups of cord care regimens: Group 1 received topical application of human milk to the umbilical stump from three hours after birth every 12 hours (2 times a day) to 2 days after the umbilical cord separation.
Health experts attribute Nepal's newborn mortality rate to infections contracted through the umbilical stump, which is traditionally coated with a mix of oil and turmeric after the cord is cut.
This infection may occur soon after the birth and may also result in omphalitis omphalophlebitis omphaloarteritis or urachitis of the urachus (Ganga that become source of navel infection include when an umbilical cord is cut at a level very close to abdominal wall of calf poor navel hygiene practices and unfavorable environmental conditions such as parturition of cow in unhygienic calving pens inadequate colostrum feeding within six hours after calving or having the umbilical stump sucked on by other calves if newborn calf is mixed with other calves after calving (Smith 2003).
You will be advised to clean the navel area and umbilical stump daily since it may become contaminated with urine.