The belly button doesnt have any biological uses, though it is used in some medical procedures. For instance, if a transfusion is necessary for a newborn, the umbilical cord stump is preferred.
What is the point of the belly button?
The belly button is the remnant of the bodys umbilical cord. An umbilical cord is vital to a babys development because it contains blood vessels that transmit oxygen-rich blood from mother to baby and deliver oxygen-poor blood back to the mother. When a baby is born, a person cuts the umbilical cord.
What is the purpose of a belly button in adults?
Your belly button marks the spot where your umbilical (say: um-BIL-ih-kul) cord was once attached. This cord is a soft, bendable tube that carried nutrients — vitamins and minerals — from your mother to you, back when you were in her belly (womb). A belly button is also called a navel.
Can you live without a navel?
Its sort of crinkly and creates the appearance of a belly button. Babies who have an omphalocele, on the other hand, truly are born without a belly button. The intestines or other abdominal organs protrude through a hole in the middle of the babys abdomen, right where the belly button would be.
Why does my belly button not burn?
The ashes that remain are collected in vessels made of brass or clay ! Many may not know this, but the belly button of the deceased never burns to ash, it remains hard and in the same shape that it adorns the human body.