The umbilical cord connects a baby in the womb to its mother. It runs from an opening in your baby stomach to the placenta in the womb. The average cord is about 50cm (20 inches) long.
Blood circulates through vessels in the cord, which consists of: one vein that carries blood rich in oxygen and nutrients from you to your baby two arteries that return deoxygenated blood and waste products, such as carbon dioxide, from your baby back to the placenta.
Related Journals of Umbilical cord
Journal of Neonatal Biology, Pregnancy and Child Health, Women's Health Issues & Care, Women's Health Care, Clinics in Mother and Child Health, Child Development, Child Development Perspectives, Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Early Human Development, Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Developmental Review, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review,Advances in Neonatal Care, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal and Neonatal Edition