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.