I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. My bone marrow donor was an anonymous baby girl, whose umbilical cord stem cells had been collected and stored and were then transplanted into me because they closely matched my cells. Show More Summary
An umbilical cord is that thing that was connected to you in that place where you’ll now find your belly button, and we all used to have one. Thanks to introductory biology classes, I presume that level of umbilical cord awareness is fairly common. Show More Summary
By Dr. Wise Young When you go to the bank, you deposit money, right? Well, some “banks,” which are actually advanced scientific labs, will “bank” blood – umbilical cord blood. Women deposit their umbilical cord blood immediately after birth, and it’s available for use for any family member. Show More Summary
A newborn baby girl in Guizhou city died 10 days after she was born due to tetanus, which doctors believed she'd contracted through a pair of scissors her father had used to cut her umbilical chord. [ more › ]
When you cut a newborn's umbilical cord, what do you think of? (It's a rhetorical question, btw; I don't want kids but just think about it for a second.) Read more...
(YouTube link) There are millions of apps available for your digital umbilical cord, er, I mean phone. Some of them push the envelope into the ozone, but people use them anyway. Or do they? maybe they just download them for laughs. Even if I had a smart phone, I would find all these simple to do without. Mike Rugnetta guest-hosts the mental_floss List Show this week.
A new trend in natural birthing methods strives to ease a baby's transition into the world by not detaching the cord and placenta immediately following birth. Unsurprisingly, reactions are mixed.
In an extremely rare occurrence, a baby born in Hong Kong was born with two “fetuses” inside of her stomach. Both “fetuses” were joined to a “placenta-like” mass by umbilical cords. Each of them had skin, four limbs, a rib cage, intestines and primitive brain tissue. Show More Summary
A pregnant Chinese woman, Shang Shao, 45, gave birth to a baby in the hospital hallway as she was being moved to surgery on a wheelchair to have a Cesarean section. But the baby died after nurses dragged the newborn along the floor by...Show More Summary
A newborn baby died after it was dragged for 40 feet by its attached umbilical cord, as the mother was pushed in a wheelchair.
Those of us who keep our phones nearby all the time — just in case — run the risk of 24/7 distractedness, of never being fully there for our work, ourselves, or our non-offspring companions.
In the maternity ward of a USAID-supported hospital in Dhulikhel, a town on the eastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, I watched a nurse apply a disinfectant gel to the umbilical cord of a newborn baby.
by Kelli FaithTap reposts a YouTube ultrasound video from Sherine Gayle-Slater, who writes: At an impromptu sonogram at my ob-gyn we saw our unborn daughter swinging from her umbilical cord. It looks like she was performing gymnastics. Show More Summary
As I sit at the fire station working my shift as a medic/firefighter, waiting for our next emergency, my heart is heavy. I just got a call that another newborn child has been found dead in the woods in Indianapolis, umbilical cord still attached and discarded like a piece of trash. I wonder if this […]
Tragically, a newborn girl was thrown from a 17-story apartment complex with her umbilical cord still attached in China. On Saturday, the infant was found on a busy pavement lying in a pool of blood. According to the Central European News agency, neighbor On Chiang said he “spotted something on the ground and didn’t immediately […]
In April, Sanne Kamphorst arrived at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital weighing a tiny 1Ib 14 oz. She was delivered 15 weeks early via emergency Cesarean section after her mother, Marloes, had an umbilical cord prolapse. She spent a total of 103 days in the intensive care unit and relied on a ventilator, blood transfusions and […]
Delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord in newborns by two minutes leads to a better development of the baby during the first days of life, research shows. The study reveals that the time in cutting the umbilical cord (also called umbilical cord clampling) influences the resistance to oxidative stress in newborns.
A study conducted by University of Granada scientists (from the Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments) and from the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital (Granada) has demonstrated that delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord...Show More Summary
The little seen but critically acclaimed Japanese horror thriller Birthright (known in Japan as Saitai; Umbilical Cord) is getting an American remake, says THR. “Birthright tells the story of a housewife who invites a young woman to interact with her family, only to learn she may be the daughter that the woman secretly abandoned at […]
Post by Judy Dutton. Pregnant women have a whole lot of choices to make about how and where to give birth, but here's one option that expectant moms may be wondering about: umbilical cord milking. The latest trend being bandied about...Show More Summary