Umbilical cord

Umbilical cord

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Twisted duct 40 to 60 centimeters, connecting the fetus to the placenta, which provides a supply of oxygen and nutrients from the mother's blood. It is cut and pinched at birth. A small piece of cord remains until the belly button is formed and falls within a few days.
In the meantime, it must be cleaned with a disinfectant solution and protected by a sterile compress.

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