New parents are carefully taught how to care for their lil one's umbilical cord after the tot goes home, but just how much do you know about it while it is performing its duties? Known as the lifeline that connects the fetus to the placenta, the umbilical cord often remains a mystery.
When does the umbilical cord start to grow?
At one week
At three weeks
At five weeks
How long is the average umbilical cord at 28 weeks?
Which of the following is the definition of a nuchal cord?
Cord around the baby's neck.
A blood vessel from the umbilical cord crossing the cervix.
The cord slipping into the vagina after water has broken.
Knots in the umbilical cord.
True or false: When a pregnant woman experiences umbilical cord prolapse (the cord slipping into the vagina after the water has broken), she is likely to deliver by C-section.
Which of the following parts of the umbilical cord carries waste from the baby to the placenta?