How is the placenta different from the umbilical cord?

Answer 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 »

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

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

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 »

Where does the umbilical cord go after its cut?

Along with the placenta that it's attached to it's thrown away as human waste. The tiny bit attached to the baby where the scar will be the bellybutton, will soon shrivel up and fall off.

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