18 Amazing Umbilical Cords

life line.
connector.
tether.

umbilical cord.

These amazing blood filled cords are proof of the physical link between mother and baby.
Just knowing that makes them even more beautiful.

Did you know that the yolk sac that was present during the very beginning stages of pregnancy, right after the egg was fertilized and began to develop, is what transforms into your baby's umbilical cord? Yup! So basically, next to your baby's heartbeat and neural tube, the umbilical cord is one of the first things to really develop.

  khamphotography.com  I seriously love this picture! 

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I seriously love this picture! 

  www.facebook.com/laurabeatrizphoto  true knot in the "O"... True love

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true knot in the "O"... True love

  www.theartofunscripted.com  Curly umbilical cord on baby born via cesarean!

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Curly umbilical cord on baby born via cesarean!

  bloomingfootprints.com  This was the thickest and also the shortest cord I had ever seen. This is from one of my first births.

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This was the thickest and also the shortest cord I had ever seen. This is from one of my first births.

  https://www.facebook.com/m.steenrodphotography/  This little guy wasn't too happy about his dad setting him free.

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This little guy wasn't too happy about his dad setting him free.

  www.jhmamarazziphotography.com  It's a little hard to see, but this little man's arms and legs were all tangled in his cord.

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It's a little hard to see, but this little man's arms and legs were all tangled in his cord.

  www.loveatfirstsightphotographydoula.com  Dad cutting his sons cord after 3 girls

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Dad cutting his sons cord after 3 girls

  www.carabjornson.com  Still connected - beautiful cord and tiny toes

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Still connected - beautiful cord and tiny toes

  www.picsbypaula.com  This guy...the cord is caught in his toes.

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This guy...the cord is caught in his toes.

  www.nataliebeephotography.com  Cord: The ultimate connector, the supplier of life. This cord is now limp, having done its' final job in passing the rich blood back to baby, but has yet to even be delivered itself.

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Cord: The ultimate connector, the supplier of life. This cord is now limp, having done its' final job in passing the rich blood back to baby, but has yet to even be delivered itself.