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Doctor insights on: Umbilical Cord Issues During Pregnancy

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Only 30???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time. I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately. If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr, it was longer and more problemat

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25f I believe I have a umbellical hernia from my pregnancy! I think it has benn causes me pains?

25f I believe I have a umbellical hernia from my pregnancy! I think it has benn causes me pains?

Umbilical hernia: Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when things are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. This is a sign that you should have this issue evaluated by a medical professional and consider treatment if it is frequent or changes your ability to do normal daily activities.

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I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery this pregnancy. Aborted. Will it reoccur in nextpregnancy and wht could be the cause for it?

I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery this pregnancy. Aborted. Will it reoccur in nextpregnancy and wht could be the cause for it?

Need more info: We would need to know more details like how far along you were when you lost the pregnancy. Subchorionic hematomas are common and increase the risk of miscarriage but they do not recur on future pregnancies. A single umbilical artery is not typically associated with miscarriage.

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What cause an umbilical cord painful?

What cause an umbilical cord painful?

Confusing question: I have never had an infant show me convincing evidence of umbilical cord pain. (and they can not tell me) in fact, there are no nerve endings in an umbilical cord so it cannot send pain messages. Perhaps you are thinking about another body part.

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At what stage is the umbilical cord formed?

At what stage is the umbilical cord formed?

See below: Umbilical cord starts as "connecting stalk" at the end of 2nd week of embryonic period.

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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.

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What to do about infected umbilical cord stump?

What to do about infected umbilical cord stump?

Call your doctor!!!: This can be a life threatening infection called omphalitis so it is important to call you doctor right away. If you baby has fever and is less than a month, you should visit an Emergency Room experienced in the care of children.

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What are stem cells used for from umbilical cord?

What are stem cells used for from umbilical cord?

Cord stem cell use: These early cells can be used for a variety of testing, but one of the most important is understanding what extracellular signals induce the stem cells to differentiate into a particular cell type.