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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 18:57 PM   1
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Worried cord is around baby's neck...


I had a routine 36 week scan the other day and the sonographer switched to 4d at the end and gave us a picture. But you can see the cord up right against baby's face in the bottom of the picture and now I'm panicking that when he/she is born the cord will be wrapped around. The sonographer said it wasn't a problem and I'll ask my midwife when I see her on Thursday, but what do you ladies think?



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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 22:13 PM   2
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By 36 weeks, baby is getting very squishy in there and there isn't much room left. Everything is kind of squished up against each other by that gestation. If the sonographer said that they weren't worried, I would trust them such a lovely little face! Obviously ask your midwife for reassurance if it will make you feel better



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 00:50 AM   3
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Unless anything of concern was mentioned try not to worry. You are so close to the end the last thing you need is constant worry now. But voice your concerns with your midwife. You may just need that reassurance that baby is fine.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 16:20 PM   4
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To be honest, I would request an ultrasound, NST and monitoring. You are Mommy. You know what is right and what isn't. You should never have to worry or be worried about your baby. I lost my son at 33 weeks and there was at first increased movement, then much less but I wasn't sure as I was a first time Mom this was last year. Now I'm 30 and 1/2 weeks and I'll be hospitalized on the 21st until delivery via c-section at 33-35 weeks due to vasa previa.

Please don't second guess yourself. Call your OB and tell him or her your concern and demand it be looked into. If you don't, you wouldn't forgive yourself if anything happened. I wish you the best in your pregnancy!



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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 19:19 PM   5
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I'm sure if the ultrasound tech was worried they would have said so. The fluid makes it move around so it is highly possible that it will move away from baby's face before you go into labor since you still have a bit of time. I wouldn't stress too much



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 14:11 PM   6
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My first baby was so tangled up in the cord that it kept pulling him back into me with every contraction when I was trying to push him out. It was around his neck several times along with being around his trunk and around one of his legs. You know what? It was okay. It was just fine. My midwife knew just what to do. And I trusted her with my baby's life. If I didn't, I wouldn't have used her as my midwife. She knew when she needed to get that baby out, and she coached me on when to push, how hard, when to stop, and she untangled him as he came out. It looks wild in the birth video, but it was a very calm time, and my baby was just perfect. He's 5 now and brilliant!

My fifth baby was just unexpectedly born at home. The cord was around her neck. My partner delivered her, and my partner unwrapped the cord from her neck as she came out and didn't even tell me until the next day so I wouldn't freak out. She was perfect, too. It's actually so common for a baby to be born with the cord around their neck, and it is normally just fine. Our practitioners know how to handle it. They'll get your baby out safely.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 18:14 PM   7
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I think it's very common for the cord to end up wrapped around the baby in some way, by the end, and it's rarely a problem. That said, there is no harm going to your midwife for reassurance or asking to get a second opinion.



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 19:24 PM   8
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try not to fret! A nuchal cord/cord wrapped 360 around the baby's neck is extremely common, as much as 1 in 4 pregnancies. They can unloop baby's neck during delivery or even deliver baby through the cord. My daughter's cord was wrapped completely around her neck and I delivered with a midwife, my husband and one nurse in the room, that's it!



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2017, 21:10 PM   9
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I'm shocked so many people keep telling you not to worry just because a nuchal cord can be nothing to worry about. My aunt lost her first daughter because the cord was wrapped around her neck and basically suffocated her. I lost my son, he was stillborn and I fell down 2-3 stairs. The COD was placental abruption, but the cord was also a nuchal cord which may or may not have had something to do with him being stillborn. It isn't anything to take a chance with... trust me, I lost my baby don't take any chances with yours. To everyone who had this happen to them and has reassured her everything is fine and there is nothing to worry about.. consider the fact that if this comes up in a google search, a woman could lose her baby from false reassurance just because the nuchal cord didn't kill your babies. If anything, explain that your baby had a nuchal cord and everything was fine but please don't suggest she not worry... at the very least she should be getting NST's and/or a follow up U/S.

When I lost my son, after I fell I had increased fetal movement right away and maybe for an hour after.. the movement was unusual for him and I knew something was wrong. I called my OB and told them Id like to be seen to be sure he was okay and I was told to monitor my symptoms from home and to call if anything changed. Of course nothing changed as I was a first time Mom and I wasn't sure if movements I felt were him or not throughout the entire pregnancy and I was never told to do kick counts because once again they were "unneccesary". They could have saved his life... the kick counts and if they would have let me go in and get an NST to be sure he was okay.

It may be rare, but this could lead to stillbirth so please take it seriously and if you are unsure or want reassurance, demand another U/S or weekly NST's, etc., because it's more than worth it to have your baby alive and happy and healthy.



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Old Aug 20th, 2017, 14:42 PM   10
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How can a cord around the neck suffocate a baby? They aren't breathing air in the womb.



 
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