What is an umbilical cord?

Answer The umbilical cord may be one of the things about having a baby that confuses many people. Whether you want to know so you can answer questions of little ones, or simply to satisfy your own curiosi... Read More »

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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 »

What happens to an umbilical cord if it becomes wet?

Answer Umbilical Cord CareSwab the umbilical cord (navel) each time you change your baby's diaper.• Soak a cotton-tipped swab in rubbing alcohol.• Clean the tip and base of the cord area. She may... Read More »

What is a single artery umbilical cord?

Answer You really need to talk to the pediatrician about this.The umbilical cord usually has two arteries carrying blood from the baby to the placenta to be reoxygentated and one vein carrying oxy... Read More »

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