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Is strain on the nuchal cord a common cause of low apgars?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: It happens

A tight nuchal cord can easily depress Apgar scores by starving the brain/heart/body of needed oxygen.
However, the kid can also rebound from such an event. I have had one kid with 5 wraps of a nuchal cord and depressed Apgar score that grew up to be a healthy adult.

In brief: It happens

A tight nuchal cord can easily depress Apgar scores by starving the brain/heart/body of needed oxygen.
However, the kid can also rebound from such an event. I have had one kid with 5 wraps of a nuchal cord and depressed Apgar score that grew up to be a healthy adult.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Because until the baby is delivered, the only source of oxygen in thru the blood vessels of the umbilical cord, compromise of that blood flow thru the strain may cause problems.

In brief: Yes

Because until the baby is delivered, the only source of oxygen in thru the blood vessels of the umbilical cord, compromise of that blood flow thru the strain may cause problems.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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