Umbilical Cord Can Strangle Baby Inside Womb

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HP - July 13

I heard this horror story, I couldn't get it off my mind. Somebody lost a baby at 6 month pregnancy.. the baby strangled himself with umbilical cord. Have any of you heard of this can happen?

 

veiled - July 13

Yes, cord accidents can and do happen. They're rare , but devestating.I have heard of losses like this all the way at 40 weeks as well. The cord can be wrapped around the neck, or even in a knot. Please don't dwell on this. As I said, it's very rare. There is nothing you can do to prevent or cause it. Just keep counting kicks and let your Dr know if baby isn't moving like he should be. They can always check cord position with an u/s to ease your mind if something seems off.

 

Jbear - July 13

The baby doesn't breathe through the neck in the womb. The baby breathes through the cord. Accidents can happen when the cord is knotted, but that's very rare.

 

MichelleB - July 13

I agree they are rare. I do know of someone recently who's cord was pinched or blocked somehow, and they baby stopped developing normally because it was not getting any support from mom. The baby was born at 30 weeks, and weighed less than 2 lbs, but is hanging on.

 

Chris - July 13

This happened to my hubby. Cord was wrapped around his neck when he was born. His distress sent his mom into labor. But as all the other's said, it's very rare. Do your kick counts and if you think something is wrong, contact your doctor. Worrying is as useless as cleaning the toilet in a house full of men. LOL

 

Jodie - July 13

My daughter had the cord wrapped around her neck twice and she was fine. As soon as the head comes out they will check to make sure the cord isnt there, if it is they will unwrap it before the rest of the baby is born, or if it is to tight they will simply cut it

 

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