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when a woman is pregnant with twins is there two umbilical cords? Answered

my mom is pregnant with twins and my youngest brother asked me if she has two umbilical cords. 

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paganwonderBest Answer (author)2009-12-16

Mother/Baby RN speaking here-  more than likely 2 cords (there are VERY rare exceptions)  but there may only be one placenta.   It depends on the type of twinning.  Probably there are 2 placentas but maybe not.

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steveastrouk (author)2009-12-16

Of course there are. The umbilical is the only way the baby gets food and oxygen. BOTH must have them: Alternatively, how many twins have you seen with no navel ?

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Yep.

2 Belly Buttons = 2 Umbilical Cords
 

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Re-design (author)2009-12-16

I have it on good authority, my niece is a delivery room nurse, that each baby has his own umbilical cord.  Except in the case of conjoined twins and they may or may not have two.

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cj81499 (author)2009-12-16