Cord Around The Neck

Cord around the neck occurs when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the fetal neck. It is called nuchal cords. There is a decrease in the blood flow to the fetus during this condition. The baby's heart rate falls during contractions. There is no way to treat the nuchal cord wrapped around the neck of the fetus. Healthcare professionals try to slip it off from the baby's neck for the child to breathe during delivery.

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What if the umbilical cord is wrapped around my baby's neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ultrasound scan of the uterus done in 32nd week of my pregnancy, and the report says the cord is around the neck (type A). Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cord around the baby's neck is common in pregnancy. There are two types of this condition, type A and type B. Type A is very common and this usually disentangles on its own. Type B is a little serious issue and requires attention. Type B may form a true knot ar...  Read Full »

Ultrasound showed looped nuchal cord around the fetus neck. Will there be any complication?

Query: Hello doctor, A pregnant woman aged 24 years with running the 36th week of the gestation period, undergone ultrasound given a report of looped nuchal cord around the neck twice. Is there any complication? Fetus movements are good with a normal heartbeat and raised liquor. Are there any complication...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The complication could be at labor, at contractions or during Braxton Hicks contractions. Have a strict check on fetal movements and do have recurrent fetal electronic monitoring. In case of reduced fetal monitoring, you need to evaluate electronic fetal monitoring. Dur...  Read Full »

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