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Pregnant. Ultrasound reveals baby has a loop of cord close to fetal neck. Normal delivery possible?

my ultrasound result yesterday revealed that my baby has a loop of cord in proximity to his fetal neck I am now 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant i am due to give birth on Sept. 29.. what are the implications of these? I want to give birth normally. is it possible for me to give birth without c section?
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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Nuchal cord, as this is called, is quite a common phenomenon and the frequency increases with advancing gestational age. As such, not much of study has been done on this, but cord around the neck does not usually pose any serious problem during pregnancy. Normal vaginal delivery is possible in most cases. When a nuchal cord is detected at delivery, it can be slipped around the head of the baby, or if that is not possible, around the shoulders. Only when it is so tight, that the cord may have to be cut to enable delivery. Caesarean section is indicated only when a nuchal cord poses problems during labor like a obstructed labor or fetal distress. You can have further advice from your doctor. Wish you a safe delivery.
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