Babies in the womb receive nourishment and oxygen through the placenta, which is attached to the inner wall of the mothers uterus. The placenta is connected to the baby by the umbilical cord, which attaches to the baby through an opening in the babys abdomen. After a baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut close to the baby´s body in a painless procedure, leaving an umbilical stump attached to your babys navel.
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