Question by  worker29 (69)

What happens to the mom's umbilical cord after birth?


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

The umbilical cord will either be disposed of with other health waste products or it can be used for research purposes.


Answer by  Nicole32 (117)

The cord is attached to the placenta which is delivered shortly after baby. In hospitals it is usually considered medical waste and is incinerated.


Answer by  Ali41 (1593)

Its actually the baby's umbilical cord. The cord is cut after birth and then either discarded, donated or stored in a cryobank (usually that costs money).


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

The umbilical cord along with the amniotic sac leave the body shortly after the baby is born. Some people choose to keep it to use when they plant a new tree outside their home, others just choose to have the hospital get rid of it. The remnants of the Sac will leave in the following days.

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