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January 11th, 2008, 07:54 AM
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Call me ignorant.....cuz maybe I'm just not remembering correctly...but I didn't think that the cord wrapped around the baby's neck was a problem, so long as it was still in the womb? I thought it could be a problem once baby is born, but before then, there is no breathing going on, therefore it isn't restricting the airway? Ladies...am I off on this one?[/b]
yes, you're right. Having the cord around their neck is VERY common, I think somewhere around half of all babies will have the cord around their neck (both of mine did). Normally this is not a problem at all. The only time it becomes an issue is if it shortens the cord to the point of the baby not being able to descend and be delivered or tangled so much it compresses the cord cutting off blood/oxygen supply. It's unusual for the cord around the neck to be a true concern. I think a lot of doctors use it as an "excuse" though...
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