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What is the structure of an umbilical cord?

The umbilical cord is a tough membrane that covers the two arteries (the umbilical arteries) and one vein (the umbilical vein) that are coated in Wharton's jelly. Wharton's jelly is a gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord. It is derived… Full Answer

Where does a baby get its blood?

The umbilical cord supplies blood to the baby. The umbilical cord is connected to the placenta and the mother's blood comes via the placenta through the umbilical cord to the baby. The baby receives oxygenated and nutrient rich blood via… Full Answer