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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Wrapped Cord (Overview)

Wrapped cord = nuchal cord occurs when one or more loops of umbilical cord around the fetus' neck which may pose a serious threat.


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What are the symptoms of a wrapped cord?

What are the symptoms of a wrapped cord?

Fetal distress.: A tightly cord wrapping around the fetal neck or body can cause the fetal heart rate to decrease below normal repeatedly and require a cesarean section sometimes. It is, however pretty common and not an immediate indication for c-section - amnioinfusion can help achieve a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Wrapped Cord (Overview)

Wrapped cord = nuchal cord occurs when one or more loops of umbilical cord around the fetus' neck which may pose a serious threat.


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What is the treatment for wrapped cord?

What is the treatment for wrapped cord?

Amnioinfusion, C/S.: Amnioinfusion can help cushion the pressure on the cord and allow for normal vaginal delivery. C-section is ultimately needed in cases with non-reassuring fetal heart tracing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a wrapped cord?

Fetal distress.: A tightly cord wrapping around the fetal neck or body can cause the fetal heart rate to decrease below normal repeatedly and require a cesarean section sometimes. It is, however pretty common and not an immediate indication for c-section - amnioinfusion can help achieve a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wrapped cord?

What is the definition or description of: Wrapped cord?

Wrapped cord: Wrapped cord = nuchal cord occurs when one or more loops of umbilical cord around the fetus' neck which may pose a serious threat. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wrapped cord?

Amnioinfusion, C/S.: Amnioinfusion can help cushion the pressure on the cord and allow for normal vaginal delivery. C-section is ultimately needed in cases with non-reassuring fetal heart tracing. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if the baby comes out with the cord wrapped around her neck?

Is it dangerous if the baby comes out with the cord wrapped around her neck?

Could be: I've had newborns with as many as 5 neck loops or up to 3 true knots in the umbilical cord all grow up & do fine. In both cases monitoring during labor produced heart rate changes that led to a cesarean delivery. Kids without stress patterns during labor have a loose loop & are unlikely to have problems. Sometimes the wrap prevents baby from delivering normally, holding them back like a yoyo. ...Read more

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Had my 36 week ultrasound and it shows babys cord wrapped around neck with a .67 resistence index also a grade 3 placenta.How dangerous is this?

Had my 36 week ultrasound and it shows babys cord wrapped around neck with a .67 resistence index also a grade 3 placenta.How dangerous is this?

Snapshot in time: This just means you need to be in close contact.If babies been growing nl this should be ok. I've had healthy infants with up to 5 neck wraps or 2 true knots. They are worrisome and suggest the child may not do well in labor with the increased stress.A c-section delivery is more likely and an early trip to the l&d area anytime you think you are having contractions is worth considering. ...Read more

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I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body,right foot HELP!

I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body,right foot HELP!

Nerves heal slowly: If the tumor was wrapped around the nerve, the it required careful manipulation to remove the tumor. The nerve maybe irritated for sometimes up to 6 to 12 months. Check with your surgeon, but this may improve slowly over time ...Read more

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How will I know if the cord is wrapped around the baby's neck?

How will I know if the cord is wrapped around the baby's neck?

Quite common: The cord wrapping around the baby's neck is quite common, noted 30% of the time when the baby is born. It has no clinical significance and there is no real need to check for it before birth. ...Read more

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What can be done if the umbilical cord is wrapped around the fetus' body?

What can be done if the umbilical cord is wrapped around the fetus' body?

Active baby: Cord wraps are common & thought to arise commonly around 12 -15 weeks when there is more fluid to baby volume & the baby can turn & wrap themselves.It is often harmless and first known when a baby starts having problems in labor.It may lead to a c-section. I've seen as many as 5 neck wraps and 3 true knots in the cord in babies that delivered okay & grew up to be normal. ...Read more

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My obgyn said the cord was wrapped around my babys neck im 24 weeks and the movment is decreased?Anything that can be done im scared

My obgyn said the cord was wrapped around my babys neck im 24 weeks and the movment is decreased?Anything that can be done im scared

Relax: About 1 in 3 babies have the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck - and complications because of that is very uncommon. There is no recommendation for treating this specific condition. However, if you are not feeling your baby move regularly (at least 10 times per day) you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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If the umbilical cord was wrapped around my baby's neck does that mean he was suffocating in the womb?

If the umbilical cord was wrapped around my baby's neck does that mean he was suffocating in the womb?

No: Usually umbilical cords wrapped around the baby's neck in the uterus is loose, and only during the delivery is the cord stretched tighter. So the baby wasn't suffocating in the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least.. Very nervous?

Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least.. Very nervous?

Many do: A neck wrap is common and thought to result around 12 wks when there is more room to flip around.The hiccups are unrelated.I have had healthy infants with as many as 5 wraps and their presence is often noted by poor progress in labor and abnormal changes during labor in the fetal heart rate on the monitor. This rarely causes any issues before the work of labor starts.C-section is often needed. ...Read more

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I have gout, can I keep it wrapped as its fairly chilly?

I have gout, can I keep it wrapped as its fairly chilly?

Hot and Cold: Gout usually presents with 'burning/hot' and swelling (at least during an attack). If your immediate gout site is 'fairly chilly, ' this is not related to the gout. Consider consulting with your family doctor or podiatrist and have your pulses evaluated. In the meantime, i see no problem with keeping is wrapped for warmth, but comprising the site is not advised. ...Read more

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Can wrapping your food in aluminum foil negatively affect your health?

Can wrapping your food in aluminum foil negatively affect your health?

No: People make stuff up and post it online ("What your doctor isn't telling you") to make money posing as your friends. Stop reading this silly stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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SHOULD THE INJURY BE WRAPPED IMEDIATELY OR NOT UNTIL THE SWELLING DIMINISHES?

SHOULD THE INJURY BE WRAPPED IMEDIATELY OR NOT UNTIL THE SWELLING DIMINISHES?

Injury: depends on the injury. usually righter away to prevent swelling. you can do a virtual consult if you need further help ...Read more