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Cord wrapped around baby's neck: is there a way to prevent?

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07/08/14

No one knows why some cords wrap themselves around various parts of the baby, but probably the length of the cord makes a difference. Once the head is delivered, the doctor or midwife will support it and feel around the neck to make sure the umbilical cord is not wrapped around it. If it is, the cord will be gently looped over the baby's head and at the same time the baby's nose and mouth will be wiped free of blood and mucus.It is rare that a cord around the neck really causes any damage to the baby.

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