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Umbilical Cord Attached To Membrane
Had 20 week ultrasound. Midwife reported umbilical cord attached to the membrane of placenta. Is this serious?
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?
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
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.
In miscarriage, if amniotic sac attached with placenta passed in discharge, can umbilical cord also be visible?
How far along : That would depend how far along someone is when they miscarry. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible for an adult to have remnants of umbilical cord? And if so, how can it be removed?
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