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Umbilical cord around the neck

The supply of the baby is ensured

How often do you hear, "My baby almost died because it had the umbilical cord around its neck!" Let's get to the bottom of this and see that we take away the horror of such stories.

It is not uncommon for babies to be born with their umbilical cord around their neck. About 1/3 of all babies see the light of day this way. When, how and why this happens is different for every baby. What is interesting is that it seems to affect male babies more often.

An umbilical cord wrapped around the body or neck is no reason to worry. The umbilical cord is made so that it can and may be wrapped around the neck without causing a problem. The cord is lined with "Wharton's sulcus" (mature gelatinous tissue) and twisted inside itself. This protects the 3 umbilical cord vessels from being pinched or overstretched as the baby moves around in the womb. The umbilical cord is long enough (about 55cm) to wrap comfortably around the baby. There is enough cord left for the baby to move freely in the womb. In addition, the umbilical cord has the ability to grow in length.

umbilical cord

During labor, an umbilical cord wrapped around the neck does not cause any problems. The umbilical cord does not hold the baby. It is not held up by it because the uterus, placenta, and umbilical cord move downward together toward the birth path. The ute-rus contracts (contracts), thus moving the baby downward... .

Babies during birth

Birth and the last contractions

Oxygen transport during birth is through the umbilical cord, not the respiratory tract. The system of blood supply is so well made that the baby is always well supplied even during a prolonged birth. It is important that during the transition to breathing, the umbilical cord remains intact and is only cut when it stops pulsating.