Effect of Umbilical Cord Entanglement and Position on Pregnancy Outcomes

  title={Effect of Umbilical Cord Entanglement and Position on Pregnancy Outcomes},
  author={Natsuko Kobayashi and Shigeru Aoki and Mari Saito Oba and Tsuneo Takahashi and Fumiki Hirahara},
  booktitle={Obstetrics and gynecology international},
Introduction. To investigate the effect of complex umbilical cord entanglement primarily around the trunk on pregnancy outcomes. Methods. We studied 6307 pregnant women with singleton pregnancies who underwent vaginal delivery of an infant at ≥37 weeks of gestation. Cases were classified into no cord, nuchal cord, and body cord groups and defined as cases without umbilical cord entanglement, one or more loops of the umbilical cord around the neck only, and umbilical cord around the trunk only… CONTINUE READING
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