OK, this isn't a question, I just thought I'd take it on myself to let everyone know what I just found out this week, as some of you might be interested/releived. Basically, I got the fright of my life when the doctor told me the umbilical cord was wrapped around my baby's neck at the scan. She told me not to worry, which my husband reinforced, and then we were sent on our merry way. Naturally as soon as I got home I looked it up on the internet. I then realized how silly I'd been: the unborn baby doesn't yet breath through her throat, and so can't be strangled like us! Duh! My husband however, having told me not to worry, secretly spent the next 48 hours worried sick, and it took me all that time to work out what was wrong with him. So, as doctors can be somewhat unhelpfull, and husbands even more so, I'm just posting this for all of you out there not to have to worry about this if it occurs to you too, which the chances say one in three it will. Of course, no offence to anyone out there who has had problems caused by a tangled umbilical cord, but for the purpose of putting all our minds at rest, it's good to know it's extremely rare for it to cause problems. In fact my doctor has successfully delivered a baby with the cord wrapped no less than FIVE times around his neck! Just so you all know.
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