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 What happens to the cut umbilical cord and when?

Answer it is kept for stem cell research if parents pay/agree or else it's thrown out
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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 »
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When should you cut the umbilical cord?

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.
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Why do you cut off the umbilical cord?

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