Tag: umbilical cord

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month

Umbilical cord blood (also called cord blood) is the blood in the umbilical cord and placenta. The placenta grows in your uterus (womb) and supplies y ...
Banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood–should you do it?

Banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood–should you do it?

The umbilical cord connects your baby to the placenta. Umbilical cord blood contains stem cells, which may be used to treat certain diseases. Because ...

What is Doppler ultrasound?

Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive prenatal test that can be used to check a baby’s health in high-risk pregnancies. Providers usually use Doppler ul ...
Caring for your baby’s umbilical cord stump

Caring for your baby’s umbilical cord stump

Many new moms and dads are nervous about caring for their baby’s umbilical cord stump. It’s not difficult, but you need to pay attention to make sure ...
Single umbilical artery

Single umbilical artery

About 1 percent of singleton and about 5 percent of multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets or more) have an umbilical cord that contains only two blood ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...