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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is cutting the umbilical cord painful for the baby?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Umbilical cord: No, but who cares? Is there an alternative?
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No nerves: Probably not since there are no nerves in the umbilical cord
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
NO: There is no pain associated with clamping or cutting the cord.
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
No: no zero pain for the baby

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What cause an umbilical cord painful?

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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 umbilical cord so it cannot send pain messages. Perhaps you are thinking about another body part.

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