So I just got a call from my midwife about my scan, which was three weeks ago now. At the time they told me everything was fine, but my MW said that they noted the cord was wrapped around the baby's neck a few times. She says she's never had this noted on a scan report, but that the radiologist was very reassuring that it shouldn't cause growth restriction, and that the baby has a good chance of untwisting himself. She did say I should have another scan at about 30-32 weeks, though.
Has anyone else had this? Naturally I'm freaking out a bit. My MW said that if he didn't untwist it might be fine (and I've certainly heard of plenty of labours where the baby was born with the cord around his neck, and it was untwisted by the MW, no big deal); but that if it was a short cord, there might not be room for the baby to descend. I guess that means a C-section? She said they'd have to monitor me closely during labour to make sure the contractions weren't impacting the baby's heart rate, and stuff; she didn't seem to think that a cord round the neck meant an automatic C-section, but obviously the risk would go up (and I assume it'd mean a hospital birth?).
So now I'm worried and depressed. :( Can anyone give me any reassurance?