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What Will the Placenta and Umbilical Cord Look Like?

What will the placenta and umbilical cord look like when I deliver them?

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What will the placenta and umbilical cord look like when I deliver them?

The Bump Expert

The umbilical cord looks like a flexible, spongy, twisted tube, consisting of two arteries and a vein covered in a whitish, see-through jelly. The placenta can be described as "cake-like," and is also spongy. It's big, bloody, veiny, and lumpy, with one red side (the side that was attached to your uterus) and one gray or silver side (the side that faced baby for all those months).

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