Yep there are potential negative effects of c-section to read up on; including not receiving the benefit of mum's vaginal flora to help build a healthy gut, and there are higher incidences of respiratory problems in c-sec babies. Lots of progressive info out there if you have a google.
Also, if you are only 32 weeks, how can your doctor be sure the cord will still be around bub's neck in approx 2 months time? Will you have further scans to confirm it?
Probably good to talk to an Ob as pps have suggested - a general practitioner really does not get much training whatsoever in pregnancy or birth.
Good luck, OP.
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14-12-2012 17:30 #21
14-12-2012 17:59 #22
Cord around baby neck
Borntobe, on the contrary, shared care gp's have done extra training in obs. That plus the training in obs that we do get in med school, equals probably similar ob knowledge to a midwife.
However, I do agree that the op should wait and see what the ob at the hospital says. Two of my kids were born with cords around the neck and they were delivered naturally with no issues.
14-12-2012 18:04 #23
Read the GP bit/missed the shared care bit. Thanks for clarifying.
14-12-2012 18:20 #24
Cord around baby neck
I guess the thing is, that the vast majority of us don't get a scan after 20 weeks. So we would have no idea if the cord was around the neck until it was born. I think that if it was actually a big risk for natural delivery they would be getting all of us to have late scans to check. Do you know what I mean?
14-12-2012 19:13 #25
Sorry I didn't realize this was an IVF thread my apologies. I've re-found this site today thanks to helpful friend which is about Nuchal Cords. This part is particularly interesting as it explains how it is not usually an issue unless you have a particularly short cord..
"During labour a nuchal cord does not cause a problem. The baby is not ‘held up’ by the cord because the whole package – fundus (top of the uterus), placenta and cord are all moving down together. The uterus ‘shrinks’ down (contracts) moving the baby downwards, along with their attached placenta and cord. It is not until the baby’s head moves into the vagina that a few extra centimetres of additional length are required (see ‘birth’ below). However, when a c-section is done for ‘fetal distress’ or ‘lack of progress’ during labour, the presence of a nuchal cord is often used as the reason… “ah ha, look – your baby was stressed because the cord was around his neck” or “…the cord was stopping her from moving down”. The cord is unlikely to have had anything to do with the stress or lack of progress. Most likely other interventions carried out during labour led to the end scenario (eg. the use of syntocinon and/or ‘failure to wait’)."
Here is also a link to the mother friendly organisations cesarean fact sheet which lists the risks of a cesarean. http://www.motherfriendly.org/Resour...bruary2010.pdf
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