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Pregnancy ultrasound showing chord around neck of the fetus, less fluid. What are the risks involved?

Yesterday my wife was gone for ultrasound , in the report it shows that fetus is about 2.7 kg and liquior is slightly less and also cord is seen around the neck of the baby. Please let me know it is safe for baby and mother and can my wife have normal delivery and what are precaution should we take to have every thing normal.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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An umbilical cord seen around the fetus’ neck early in pregnancy does not increase the likelihood of a problem, and the chance of damaging the baby is very small.
Since  the fetus moves a lot inside the uterus, the umbilical cord can get wrapped and unwrapped many times throughout the pregnancy  around the baby. 
Since there is less fluid present,the decreased fluid could prevent the fetus from moving and it could also compress the cord because the amniotic fluid usually acts as a cushion, causing concern about a possible cord accident.

But you should not worry as  doctors monitor the pregnancy closely during the last months of the pregnancy and would be there to help prevent any complication.
Just relax and be in touch with your doctor regularly.
Your wife can have normal delivery and cessarian is done only if heartbeat of baby worsens.
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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