Slide show: Fetal ultrasound
Fetal ultrasound slide showing site of baby's umbilical cord
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This arrow points to the site where the umbilical cord is attached to the baby's belly.

By examining this area, your health care provider can identify or rule out conditions such as the protrusion of abdominal contents through an opening at the navel (omphalocele) and a break or split in the tissue that forms the abdominal wall (gastroschisis).

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