The umbilical cord is formed in the fifth week of pregnancy.
When the baby is born, the umbilical cord is about 2 ft (0.6 m) long.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||January 10, 2013|
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