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Does tight loop around neck affect fetus brain development during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Sep-2014
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User:Hi Doctor, I am 38 weeks pregnant and due for delivery. Baby's weight in today's sonography shows 3 kg. Further the doppler study is normal, and heart rate is 133/min. However, with todays USG, below two adverse comments been received. 1. There is TIGHT LOOP OF UMBILICAL CORD AT NAPE OF NECK REGION 2. There is MILD OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS. AMNIOTIC FLUID MEASURES 8.2 MM I know, that now, C-Section is the way out, and I dont mind doing that. However, am scared on the umbilical cord part, especially, as there is a tight loop of cord. Can you please help me to guide further to this. Anyways, I have an appointment at 6 today for the same, however, am tensed for the implications of the same. Also, would having tight loop affects fetus brain development or life threatening??
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Doctor:Have they mentioned any anomalies in ultrasound reports ?
Doctor:since your baby weight is 3kg,you need not worry about cord around the neck
Doctor:It will not effect fetus brain.
Doctor:About amniotic fluid, it will decrease in last trimester of pregnancy.no worrisome about fluid.
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User:Hi Doctor, I am 38 weeks pregnant and due for delivery. Baby's weight in today's sonography shows 3 kg. Further the doppler study is normal, and heart rate is 133/min. However, with todays USG, below two adverse comments been received. 1. There is TIGHT LOOP OF UMBILICAL CORD AT NAPE OF NECK REGION 2. There is MILD OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS. AMNIOTIC FLUID MEASURES 8.2 MM I know, that now, C-Section is the way out, and I dont mind doing that. However, am scared on the umbilical cord part, especially, as there is a tight loop of cord. Can you please help me to guide further to this. Anyways, I have an appointment at 6 today for the same, however, am tensed for the implications of the same. Also, would having tight loop affects fetus brain development or life threatening??
Doctor:Since your baby weight and heart rate is good you need not to worry.
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User:ok...however, it mentions 'TIGHT' loop of cord...does that affect
Doctor:It cause respiratory problems to baby during normal delivary.
User:ok...but is baby safe in womb as of now?....any issues if i go with C-Section
Doctor:In your case less chances of affect the baby
Doctor:safe
Doctor:no need to worry.
Doctor:no issues with C-section
Doctor:Your baby heart beat is good
Doctor:then no issues
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User:ok...doctor...would now go for C-section, on the date as suggested by my gyneac....thanks a lot
Doctor:Ok, All the best for you. You will have healthy and cute baby.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:thanks doc...also, just recalled for another question on the lifecell, i.e. storing of stem cells and blood
User:is it ok as of now,to go for the package of same? Does it have any proven records?
Doctor:Yes it is ok
User:in which diseases the same is used?
Doctor:Storing stem cells,it will help your child.
Doctor:If your child has any blood related disorders,cancers.
Doctor:It will help even in late life of your child
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no doctor thanks
Doctor:Storing stem cell is a wise decision
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:bye...
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