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How long and would there be any benefit like adding an IV line to the uncut umbilical cord after a baby is born?

Can keeping the umbilical cord attached (and for how long) be beneficial or harmful for the baby?

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you aware that the placenta detaches from the uterine wall is and expelled shortly after the birth of the fetus? $\endgroup$ – kmm May 20 at 3:01
  • $\begingroup$ The complete question is: Can keeping the umbilical cord attached (and for how long) be beneficial or harmful for the baby? $\endgroup$ – Jan May 20 at 8:29
  • $\begingroup$ @jan yes thanks $\endgroup$ – Muze May 20 at 17:11

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