Nuchal cord and vaginal birth?
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January 22nd, 2010, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal , Qc., Canada
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it's rarely a problem unless it's combined with a short cord or a true knot. Cord around the neck is very very common and not a big deal the majority of the time. Honestly its one of my biggest pet peeves to hear people talk about how the cord was around their neck and a c/s "saved" the baby. My first had the cord around her neck, no biggie, second had it wrapped around her shoulders, again no problem.
Technically the cord can't "choke" the baby as that indicates cutting off the airway, in utero babies don't breathe that way. The true culprit is pinching of the cord and stopping the blood flow and it would have to be pretty tightly pulled for that to happen.
Yes, problems can occur, just not as common as people make it out to be.
Thanks for the replay
I don't know if it's tight or not.I guess the doctor would be able to see on the doppler u/s?The blood flow would be restricted right?
I have no idea about the true knot as well.But no one , except me don't seem to worry about it.
I was told few times that it's unacceptable that they didn't keep me for monitoring but again,no one think i need one.
I was also told that fetal hiccups more then 4 times a day indicates that the baby is in trouble coz of it's cord.
During the 20 weeks u/s i was told that the cord is long enough,no idea what's happening down now.
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