Asked in Cats (Felines)Cat HealthCat Behavior
Do cats have umbilical cords?
Do snakes have umbilical cords after they are born?
Asked in Stem Cells
Can embryonic stem cells come from umbilical cords?
When a pregnant lady has twins is there 1 or 2 umbilical cords?
Asked in Mammals, Marsupials, Monotremes
Do monotremes and marsupials have umbilical cords?
Marsupial embryos do have umbilical cords, as the baby must spend some time developing in the uterus prior to birth, even though most of their development takes place in the pouch. In the pouch, they no longer require an umbilical cord as the teat swells in their mouth, adhering them firmly, so they can receive all the nutrients they need. Monotremes do not have umbilical cords, as they are hatched from eggs.