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A nuchal cord occurs when the umbilical cord wraps around the fetal neck completely or for 360 degrees. Nuchal cords are common during pregnancy with incidences recorded at around 12 percent at. A nuchal chord—when the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck—is a very common event, occurring in about one-third of all births. The cord becomes wrapped around the neck during pregnancy as the baby moves around. The umbilical cord is covered with a thick protective coating known as Wharton’s Jelly.
Nuchal cord occurs when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around baby’s neck 360 degrees during pregnancy and/or labor. According to a recent study, nuchal cord transpires in roughly 10 percent to 29 percent of fetuses; odds of occurrence increase as baby continues to gestate. Double or triple nuchal cords—when the cord is wrapped around the neck more than.
It’s usually not until the delivery of a healthy baby that the diagnosis of an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck is made and most of the time nobody suspected or knew about it before the delivery. Though it seems a very dramatic event, a cord wrapped around the baby’s neck is seen in about 2-3 out of 10 normal deliveries. Nuchal cord is the term used by medical professionals when your baby has their umbilical cord wrapped around their neck. This can occur during pregnancy, labor, or birth.
The umbilical cord is your. A nuchal cord is when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the fetus’s neck. Symptoms present in the baby shortly after birth from a prior nuchal cord may include duskiness of face, facial petechia, and bleeding in the whites of the eye. Complications can include meconium, respiratory distress, anemia, and stillbirth.
Multiple wraps are associated with greater risk. The diagnosis may be suspected if there is a decrease in the baby’s heart rate during delivery. Sometimes though, the umbilical cord wraps around the baby’s neck during pregnancy or birth. It is this knot that is known as a nuchal cord. According to an article published in BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, “a nuchal cord (or Cord-Around-the Neck (CAN)) occurs when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the fetal neck 360 degrees.”.
Particularly in the first and early second trimesters when a baby’s size is very small, their constant movement can lead to wrapping the umbilical cord around different parts of their bodyarm. The umbilical cord around the baby’s neck The umbilical cord can be wound around the baby at any time of the pregnancy. It can even be wound around any part of the baby’s body.
In fact, it’s fairly common for the umbilical cord to become entangled with the baby’s arms or legs. A nuchal cord birth injury occurs when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around a baby’s neck, causing medical problems. An umbilical cord, which connects an infant to a mother while inside the womb, has the ability to wrap itself around a baby’s neck in single, double, and more loops.
List of related literature:
|from HypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition: The Natural Approach to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing The Mongan Method, 4th Edition|
|from An Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations|
|from Kinn’s Medical Assisting Fundamentals E-Book: Administrative and Clinical Competencies with Anatomy & Physiology|
|from Mosby’s Medical Dictionary E-Book|
|from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book|
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from Foundations of Nursing E-Book|
|from Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum|
|from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book|
|from Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care E-Book|