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 What happens to the umbilical cord when the mother gives birth?

Answer the father usually cuts it off
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How much of the umbilical cord gets cut off at birth?

During prenatal development in mammals, the umbilical cord connects the fetus to the placenta. In humans, the umbilical cord, or birth cord, is about 20 inches long, and is generally clamped and cu... Read More »
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Where does umbilical cord go after birth?

It's attached to the placenta which is taken out of the woman and the other end which is attached to the baby's navel is cut off. The scar later becomes your bellybutton. They throw the placenta an... Read More »
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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 »
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Why do doctors remove the umbilical cord upon birth?

The umbilical cord separates from an infant by itself. Some parents may opt for "lotus birth", in which the entire cord is allowed to dry and separate naturally. Severance by medical personnel only... Read More »
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