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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement.Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot.I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn.Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Single umbilical cord artery in pregnancy?

Single umbilical cord artery in pregnancy?

Uncommon finding: This is found in 1/2 to 1 % of newborns & 2/3 have no additional issues of any importance. In some additional anomalies are found & should be obvious to the examining physicians. Some anomalies require special studies for detection like those of the kidneys. ...Read more

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Pregnancy complications, if they check the umbilical cord would the doctors/ ultrasound tech check for knots in the cord?

Pregnancy complications, if  they check the umbilical cord would the doctors/ ultrasound tech check for knots in the cord?

Not normally: The norm is to confirm that the umbilical cord contains three vessels. Because the umbilical vessels are so tortuous and twisted even in a normal cord - it is not possible to identify which cord actually has a true knot. Many umbilical cords have segments that would appear to be knotted, but have only a false knot. There is no recommendation for managing the pregnancy any differently. ...Read more

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Eco/level 2 ultrasound revealed thick umbilical cord small amount of fluid around baby's heart. Is this normal? or cause for worry? 1st pregnancy

Eco/level 2 ultrasound revealed thick umbilical cord small amount of fluid around baby's heart.  Is this normal? or cause for worry? 1st pregnancy

Consult G.Y.N.doctor: YourU/S revealing thick umbilical cord and small amount of fluid around baby heart is not normal ,but may be it is going go away (fluid) .Subsequent U/S may show some change in fluid around heart .Persuming there is no other abnormality seen on U/S ,Wish every thing is going to be normal ...Read more

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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy. ?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.  ?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

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How long does it take tramadol not to show up in the umbilical cord? My friend has been taking them her whole pregancy.. 8 days away from delivery.

How long does it take tramadol not to show up in the umbilical cord? My friend has been taking them her whole pregancy.. 8 days away from delivery.

Ashamed?: If she is not ashamed to take tramadol (I assume without a doctors recommended) then why stop now and try to hide her tramadol use? 8 days away and with 9 months of use her baby, umbilical cord iare pretty well saturated. Unfortunately her sense of conscience is only hitting her now. Chronic use of tramadol can lead to withdraw symptoms of the baby. Her baby's doc needs to know for baby care ...Read more

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I had abortion spina bifida. I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery during pregnancy.Could that be the reason for spina bifida?

I had abortion spina bifida. I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery during pregnancy.Could that be the reason for spina bifida?

Spina bifida: Spina bifida occurs due an embryological development of the fetus in the first trimester, that is it is a problem in the way the egg divides and developmed. I am not aware of a hemorrhage or single umbilical artery being a cause of spina bifida. ...Read more

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Could an umbilical cord snap during the first month?

Could an umbilical cord snap during the first month?

Not much of a cord: During the first month there is a lot going on in development but there is not much of a cord as you may visualize it. A lot of the embryonic work goes on in a mass of tissue attached to a thick stalk. At about 30 days a crude cord is forming. The fetal cord has the ability to grow longer under tension. I've seen one 9 feet long compared to the nl 3. The only one i know snapped happened @ birth. ...Read more

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What should I do for a herniated umbilical cord?

What should I do for a herniated umbilical cord?

Observation best: Although an umbilical cord hernia may look odd, the chances of it closing are quite high. Some people put coin, cotton, gauze on the hernia with tape. This does not help and occlusion of the site is not recommended. The physician will follow the hernia size with you, but over time-even as long as 2 yrs-it will close. Unless unmanageable-surgery is not recommended. ...Read more