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The cord


Our life reminds us until the very end of the close relationship we once had with our mother in the middle of our tummy.

The umbilical cord grows with the embryo and then with the fetus, and is 50-70 centimeters long and 20 millimeters wide at the end of the stroke. The color is gray because of the veins running inside it. Many are worried that they will become overwhelmed by the cheerful fetus, and that they may drown. With average length, it is rarely the case, but if it is slightly longer than normal, it can twist into different parts of the baby's body. Fortunately, the umbilical cord is extremely elastic, and because the veins run in a hard-to-compress form, it is not to be feared that the baby can suppress and cease circulation in a bad move. Above 80 centimeters, there are many cases of blood flow, most often when the fetuses are wrapped around the body of the fetus or fall in lumps in the cord. A similar problem can be with an excessively short cord: tension in the vagina can completely stop the circulation. It is not uncommon for the cord to run in only one spot instead of the usual three, an artery and a vein. This usually occurs with other abnormalities.
If during pregnancy the fetus is suspected of having excessive malnutrition, ultrasound flowmetry is performed. This method is the most accurate way of understanding the flow conditions in the fetus and in the cord. When maternal and fetal blood group incompatibilities require fetal blood, this is usually accomplished by ultrasound control with cord puncture. Similarly, there may be intrauterine bleeding, which, fortunately, is very rarely required.
The other important task of the cord is to provide the fetus with the first play, besides delivering oxygen and nutrients. The little little hands hold on to it first.