Monday, March 15, 2004

Why would there be blood in a umbilical cord.?

The woman who works for me said her daughter lost her baby because she had blood in the umbilical cord. She dose not know how it got there and what they must do so that it will not happen again. I want to help them even if it is only to let her feel better. She is so sad.

Answer on Why would there be blood in a umbilical cord.?

Erm, the umbilical cord has 3 vessels and their function is to carry BLOOD from the baby to the placenta- where it receives its nutrients and oxygen, and returns to the baby. There is supposed to be blood in the cord, and if there wasn't then there would be no point having one!

Losing a baby is sad, but it was no way because there was blood in the cord!