Loose nuchal cord

What is Loose nuchal cord?

It is a condition in which umbilical chord is detected round the neck of foetus. Its position can be detected by ultrasound. It can cause fetal distress requiring immediate Cesarian section.

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My wife is 32 weeks pregnant, went to USG. In report everything came out normal. However doctor has written that "Single loose nuchal cord is...

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Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry

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I understand your concerns.

There appears to be no additional risk or danger to baby with one...

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My wife has just had a routine scan for fetal viability
It showed a live singleton intrauterine pregnancy at 25weeks and 6 days
However it...

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Brief Answer:
Cord is not a problem

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I read your query and I understand your concerns.

1. Nuchal cord is a common phenomenon...

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respiratory distress in newborn
I had a question about some lab values that were taken of my newborn in hospital. He was...

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Thanks for posting your query.

I am sorry for what your baby had been going through. The most important thing here is to realize that...

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