Nuchal Cords, Fetal Oxygen Deprivation, and Birth Injury



a nuchal cord is basically an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby's neck inside the mom the umbilical cord is basically the baby's lifeline it provides oxygen and nutrients to the baby so the baby can live inside the mom while it's growing a nuchal cord means that the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby's neck when that happens in the labor and delivery process that can cause serious problems because it can get very tight especially as the baby's coming down the birth canal in such a situation the baby can suffer from lack of oxygen to the brain and birth asphyxia and hie so where there's a nuchal cord in the labor and delivery process and there are abnormalities on the fetal monitor showing the baby's not getting enough oxygen baby must be delivered as quickly as possible by cesarean section in order to prevent the baby from suffering from lack of oxygen birth asphyxia and hie all of which can cause brain damage to the baby so if you had a nuchal cord in the birthing process or an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby's neck and your baby suffered an injury as a result you can go to our website contact us we're happy to talk about that investigate that for you find out what happened

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