Let's start with the umbilical cord stump. This is from where the cord was cut
. A cord clamp is placed on the stump to prevent your baby from bleeding through the umbilical cord stump. It is sometimes then dyed with an antibiotic stain. This may make it look purple or blue. The cord clamp usually is removed by the time you are ready to go home from the hospital or by the second day if you had a home birth or birth center birth.