Umbilical Cord, Water Breaking, Amniotic Sac and more

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Water Breaking

When a pregnant woman's water breaking is the amniotic sac breaking or leaking before or during labor. This is when the fluid that has cushioned the baby comes out in a trickle or a gush before the baby is born.

Wharton's Jelly

Wharton's Jelly is the gelatin-like mucus that gives the umbilical cord an elastic effect so that it can tolerate the bending, stretching and twisting of an active baby. Umbilical cords without much Wharton's jelly are more prone to compression, and complete absence is usually associated with fetal death.