Can the umbilical cord strangle a baby?

Answer Yes. In some rare cases the cord can wrap around the baby's neck as it comes out and the cord ends up strangling the baby.Yes, it can inside the womb and outside. I was actually a baby that COULD h... Read More »

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Does a baby cry only after umbilical cord is cut?

they come in to the world screaming and then the doctor clamps it and cuts it right after so....................they are still crying afterwards

Why do the umbilical cord of the baby needs to be cut?

The umbilical cord, which connects the placenta to the baby, needs to be cut so that the baby's blood supply can be secured within the baby's body, and the now dead placenta can be disposed of.

Where does the umbilical cord go after having the baby?

In many cases it will be used for research purposes. It is a good source of stem cells. If not, it is considered medical waste and incinerated.

How does a baby get oxygen once the umbilical cord has been cut?

The cord is cut once the baby is delivered and the baby doesnt need the cord for oxygen anymore then as it breathes air.