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Dr. James Ferguson
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Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?

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 please call the OB and ask them to explain what they really meant. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Heard it's beneficial to leave the umbilical cord attached to baby for 3 to 5 min so blood can go back to baby. True, benefits to doing this? dangers?

Heard it's beneficial to leave the umbilical cord attached to baby for 3 to 5 min so blood can go back to baby. True, benefits to doing this? dangers?

Maybe,maybenot: The idea is there is baby blood in the placenta & it is a good source of iron. Babies don't make much new blood in the first months so their level starts out higher than adults to begin with & normally falls as baby grows. The problem with this move is you can let too much blood go across & babies blood will be too thick & could lead to kidney damage or stroke. I'd avoid it. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Does it matter how long the umbilical cord on a new born is attached before it is cut off ? Are there pros to having it stay on longer?

Does it matter how long the umbilical cord on a new born is attached before it is cut off ?  Are there pros to having it stay on longer?

Stay longer except: In general it is better to let it stay longer to allow the blood to return to the fetus, except if the baby has heart defect or low apgar score that needs resuscitation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jodi Ritsch
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When should the umbilical cord stump fall off? My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached. I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.

When should the umbilical cord stump fall off?  My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached.  I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.

Varies: It will fall off usually during the first month life. Frequent cleaning of the area with alcohol may extend the time the cord remains. Congrats on your new baby! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Richard Lippmann
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Dr. James Ferguson
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What should you do if your babys umbilical cord falls off one week sooner ?

What should you do if your babys umbilical cord falls off one week sooner ?

Enjoy : There are some forms of treatment that can prolong cord stump attachment (triple dye).I use rubbing alcohol and expect stump separation in the first week. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I feel umbilical cord pain, not like pain little pinch.Can you help me pls.Thanks?

I feel umbilical cord pain, not like pain little pinch.Can you help me pls.Thanks?

PictureWorth1000Wrds: Belly button pain is usually due to a hernia or an infection at the umbilicus. Is the pinch worse w/exercise or exertion? Can you see or feel a little lump at or next to the belly button? Does it look more like an "out-y"? Is there any renders or drainage? Best bet-make an appointment to see a primary care doctor for definitive diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Kelly Kane
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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
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What if the umbilical cord doesn't coil?

What if the umbilical cord doesn't coil?

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-coiled cord-i am not concerned at all. ...Read more

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