Can a car accident cause IUGR or damage to the placenta or umbilical cord?

Answer Anythnig is possible, but it would likely have to have been a traumatic collision and injury.

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How is the placenta different from the umbilical cord?

The placenta is a very important organ which develops during pregnancy that attaches itself to the uterine wall. It is the organ that stores nutrients and allows for gas exchange (carbon dioxide an... Read More »

What happens to the cut umbilical cord and when?

it is kept for stem cell research if parents pay/agree or else it's thrown out

What happens if an umbilical cord is not cut?

The umbilical cord attaches the infant to the placenta. If left alone, it would normally wither and fall off eventually anyway; clamping it and cutting it off is just a more hygenic and safer way o... Read More »

How do you cut a cat's umbilical cord?

Most cats will do that themselves, with their teeth. If a cat doesn't or cannot for some reason, tie a knot in the cord between the kitten and the mother, then cut it with scissors between the knot... Read More »