Umbilical cord is the baby’s lifeline and supply chain while inside mother’s womb. After birth, the cord is cut and clamped to separate the baby from the mother. The cut and clamped cord stump usually falls off on its own in 1-2 weeks. Keeping the cord stump clean and healthy is an important part of newborn baby care. This video explains the umbilical cord’s importance, types of umbilical cord care and the associated medical problems.