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.

What would happen if a mother never cut the umbilical cord from a baby?

They call this a Lotus Birth, and there are people who do this. The cord falls off like it would if you had cut it. Families who do this usually rub essential oils and salts over the placenta so ... Read More »

Why do you cut off the umbilical cord?

the umbilical cord is cut to prevent blood loss of the baby

How do you tie a kittens umbilical cord?

It is nOt important to tie the cord, u can just leave it the way it is and if it's too long just cut it short but not too close to the tummy of thee kitten. The cord will come out itself in a few d... Read More »