@gracefullbirth: "Love all the blood and cords and realness ! Yes this is birth. And yes - cords around the neck and blood does not mean an emergency! Thanks for posting and educated us with your wisdom @tesoromaspreciado --
"The umbilical cord is a VERY flexible duct thanks to Wharton gelatine that conforms. This gelatin contains a low amount of cells and high levels of extraxellular matrix composed mainly of water, collagen and hyaluronic acid. It measures about 50 centimeters in length and 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter and has 3 vessels inside it: 2 arteries and a vein that allow it to fulfill its function, to attach the placenta to the navel of the baby so that the exchange of oxygen takes place, Carbon dioxide and nutrients among them.
This is an element with which your baby flirts during his 9 months, therefore, we are not exempt from being entangled in the ..... Reason why during labor, you should be monitoring the heart rate of the baby. ..... if it stays within the values (120 to 160 beats per minute) we assume that everything is fine ... even when it is entangled as in this case .. because it is not tightening ...... Same way when leaving the baby the turn or handle of the cord is removed and the frequency is felt in the base .... if it is well, it is left there with its mother, if it is low ... it is given to him Immediately to the pediatrician." ~ @tesoromaspreciado"