Does a baby feel the umbilical cord being cut off?

@zahir_dk (1693)
India
September 11, 2006 10:25am CST
Does a baby feel the umbilical cord being cut off?
2 responses
• United States
20 Oct 06
It is true that the cord has no nerve endings so there is no pain, but babies do feel pain. Why else would a baby cry when recieving a shot?
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
12 Sep 06
No..the umbilical cord has no nerve endings so neither he baby or the mother feel anything. Babies however can feel pain.