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HOW CAN UMBILICAL CORD GET WRAP AROUND BABY

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10/18/05 10:58 A

 
 
Baby likes to play a lot even in the womb and swim and move around...he gets all tangled up because he doesnt know the difference.

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10/18/05 9:22 A

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Yes, the biggest problem is if there is low amniotic fluid. Otherwise the cord and the baby are still floating around in there. It's kinda like being in space. If amniotic fluid levels drop, then the baby can actually lie on the cord, but this is very rare. It'd one of the reasons to go to the hospital soon after your water breaks or see your doctor if you have anything you suspect is a 'leak'. But again, this is VERY rare.

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10/18/05 9:14 A

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I've had that with a couple of mine, but it never caused a problem. With my last baby, the midwife just had me wait until she removed the cord from Carrie's neck to finish pushing her out. I had one baby, born 4 weeks early, who had a knot in his cord. The dr said it may not have been bad that he was born early, due to the tightening knot! But that is not very common.
We never knew about the knot or cord round the necks until delivery. The only ways you'd even know before would be if it was tight and caused Baby distress or the cord ended up being too short for Baby to come out.

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10/17/05 7:09 P

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It's true...it can happen due to fetal movement, but it's usually very easy to fix. The only problems I've heard of deal with the cord AND low amnionic fluid. I guess the combination of the two can be very dangerous, but also very rare.


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10/17/05 6:46 P

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nothing you can do. its a natural thing that can happen. the baby moves around and it can get wrapped around. pretty much most babies are fine its when they are coming out that the problems could arise but the dr is already on it at that point


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10/17/05 5:29 P

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All four of my babies have had the cord wrapped around their neck when they came out but it was only one time and the DR just moved it off real easily and they were all totally fine. No issues because of it at all.

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10/17/05 4:46 P

 
 
There really isn't anything you can do to prevent it. I had asked my doctor some questions about it recently. I asked him what they do if they notice it is around the neck. Im as far along as you are and he told me that it isn't always a horrible thing. I was shocked to find out that if it is around her neck that doesn't necessarily mean they will do anything about it. He said they would have me come in for an ultrasound a week if it did happen. But that they usually don't jump to get her out unless they can see its more than one time around and tight at that. Like I said , I was a little shocked. But I guess its a pretty common thing. He also told me that as they get bigger (as we are now) that it is harder for this to happen. Its more likely that the cord gets wrapped around a foot or something... there just isn't a lot of space in there anymore.

Again - there really isn't anything you can do to prevent it. There are also a bunch of myths out there. Like don't put your arms up in the air or that will get the cord wrapped around. Its just not true. Hope that helps. Try not to worry.

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10/17/05 4:46 P

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I think it depends on the activity of the baby, especially after the 37th week. If the baby is turning from breeh to head down often at this point it's called an unstable lie and can cause this. I would talk to your doctor if you're worried.

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10/17/05 4:26 P

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HOW CAN UMBILICAL CORD GET WRAPED AROUND BABIES NECK. JUST CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT THAT.


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