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Old 08-14-2011, 07:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hi all!

Just trying to get more information on this topic.

I know that a prolapsed cord is rare but everything I read says that having poly makes the risk higher. My first question is how much higher?

Second question is if my water breaks at home either in early lair or before and there's no prolapsed cord, could a prolapsed cord happen later? My widwives are risking me out of the birth center so that's why I'm wondering that.

I'm being monitored weekly AFI was 36 at 33 weeks. Before that the number were 27,24,32.

Any thoughts or advice or success stories are welcome. Thank you!
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Cant really give you medical advice. But generally what happens with excessive fluid is that the baby does not engage in the cervix, that means when the water breaks and the water rushes out, there is a chance of the cord reaching the cervix before the head or presenting part can plug up the hole. If your water broke and the baby did not engage well or if it was breech (usually footling) then there is still a chance of cord prolapse.
If the cord does prolapse an emergency section will be needed, so it makes sense for them to risk you out of the centre. Some doctors (not sure about midwives) will want to do a controlled ARM to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

 

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hi all!

Just trying to get more information on this topic.

I know that a prolapsed cord is rare but everything I read says that having poly makes the risk higher. My first question is how much higher?

Second question is if my water breaks at home either in early lair or before and there's no prolapsed cord, could a prolapsed cord happen later? My widwives are risking me out of the birth center so that's why I'm wondering that.

I'm being monitored weekly AFI was 36 at 33 weeks. Before that the number were 27,24,32.

Any thoughts or advice or success stories are welcome. Thank you!


 


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