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The Kick Pregnancy Podcast

Jul 23, 2020

The umbilical cord is an incredible structure, the connection between mother and baby. It is beautifully adapted and designed to do exactly the job it needs to do, help us grow our baby.

In this episode we talk about:

  • A little bit about the anatomy
  • How the umbilical is protected from compression
  • True and false knots in the umbilical cord
  • Cord accidents and what we can do to prevent them
  • What happens if a cord is wrapped around your baby’s neck
  • When there is a cord prolapse
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Cord blood storage


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