Why do the umbilical cord of the baby needs to be cut?

Answer The umbilical cord, which connects the placenta to the baby, needs to be cut so that the baby's blood supply can be secured within the baby's body, and the now dead placenta can be disposed of.

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Can the umbilical cord strangle a baby?

Yes. In some rare cases the cord can wrap around the baby's neck as it comes out and the cord ends up strangling the baby.Yes, it can inside the womb and outside. I was actually a baby that COULD h... Read More »

Why do you cut the umbilical cord after the baby is born?

After a child is born the umbilical cord is no longer needed so it is removed.

Does a baby feel the umbilical cord being cut off?

Answer Nope, there isn't any nerve endings in it.

Does a baby cry only after umbilical cord is cut?

they come in to the world screaming and then the doctor clamps it and cuts it right after so....................they are still crying afterwards