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Umbilical cord detachment from placenta

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can, but...: The placenta is sometimes sent to the pathology lab for analysis in certain medical conditions, and is often "re-cycled" to extract hormones, and othe... Read More
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
Neonatology 49 years experience
Yes: However, the umbilical cord and placenta are important cues to fetal health and usually undergoes a pathologic examination and visual inspection by th... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe/not: When you enter a hospital for care you are agreeing to accept their basic healthcare protocols. You have a choice & they do too.If their legal dep... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies with location: These are collected at my local hospitals & stored in a cold facility for an extended period by the lab.The OB occasionally requests a pathologist exa... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Connects : The umbilical cord attaches the placenta to the babies belly button. This is how the baby gets oxygen.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
How far along : That would depend how far along someone is when they miscarry.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Please explain ??: The umbilical cord arises from the placenta and must be attached for that to happen. Perhaps there is another way to describe your question. If not pl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No : Bending over has nothing to do with both of the situations ,but I will advise you avoid bending too much in pregnancy just to make sure you donot get ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
Cutting the cord: No there is no special technique to cutting the cord, though as you may be able to imagine it would require some gymnastics for a mother to cut her ba... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
Not much to worry: Cords like people come in different shapes and sizes. I am not sure of the context of your question-but if the infant is born normally with a non-coi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Some people do: Once the cord stump dries up and falls off, it's harmless and some people do keep it for a memento. What to keep in a baby box or album is a very pers... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: I have never had an infant show me convincing evidence of umbilical cord pain.(and they can not tell me) in fact, there are no nerve endings in an um... Read More

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