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#1 of 6 Old 04-05-2008, 12:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am a bit freaked out ... last week the baby was oblique - I know she has also been transverse before that (I could feel it - ouch!) - I have had a previous loss during labor for a cord prolapse although I do not believe my son was oblique. Anyway it freaks me out that this baby is in this position with my previous history. What can I do - when do I worry? And should I even consider a csection at this point or I am overreacting big time? Is the danger of cord prolapse with an oblique presentation a risk only during delivery or during the last few weeks as well.

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My understanding is that cord prolapse is ONLY an issue after your water has broken. Until then, the cord is inside the amniotic sac and is cushioned by the fluid, so even if it's between baby and the bottom, it won't get compressed.
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Thanks Monica!
I am hoping this will not be an issue but after our traumatic birth hearing that anything raises my chances for another "rare" cord prolapse totally freaks me out. I am calling my midwife on Monday to discuss with her when to worry and what I can do about it.
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Sorry to hear your having problems.

Do they think the baby can still move head down? As far as I know if baby doesn't move then you would need a section, which at least eliminates a cord prolapse.

I know it's hard, but try not to worry too much! There is only so much you can do, that little baby is making mama worry and what can you do? Just make sure you remind him or her when they are a teenager what you had to go through


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have you gone to spinning babies? there are some tips for turning babies. as well as a chiropractor, and i have heard of people stayin with their bottom half up and top half down to try and get the baby to move. no guarantee that the cord wont get under the babies head anyway but its reassuring to some people.

i am so sorry for the loss of your little guy and i hope this new birth and baby can help to heal your fears and give you lots of hope and love
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I think there is plenty of time for her to move still as I am only 32 weeks and this is my third pregnancy. In fact I am not sure she is oblique anymore.
I might have a few sonos to determine cord positioning before she engages.
No guarantees I know but it will make me feel slightly better to know her position and where the cord is at.
Thank you for your input!
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