Kinda, it is like a conduit containing two arteries and a vein. They connect the baby to the mommies circulatory system and circulate oxygen and nutrients through its body. It is manly connected to the liver and kidneys I believe.
Hey, don’t try that Mexican talk on me. I know what it means, and I’ll have you know that no one in my family EVER did such a thing! Maybe a few hosses was stump-broke down the line, but that’s about it.
wow. hey, why didn’t evolution think of that? a pop-up timer! that’s so much easier to tell then ‘contractions’, or ‘cervical dilation’. man, i would love my little baby and name him “stuffing”. hopefully i would not try to eat him when i’m drunk.
Well, it’s supposed to get absorbed on the inside. I had an emergency laparotomy which found a Meckel’s diverticulum. A Meckel’s is a pouch on the side of the colon that is a remnant of the original umbilical cord–it ruptured and I had internal bleeding.
So, the umbilical conduit might also take material from the mother to the colon. To give the baby practice, I guess. Maybe that’s where meconium comes from.