Nuchal cord encirclements and risk of stillbirth

  title={Nuchal cord encirclements and risk of stillbirth},
  author={J. Carey and W. Rayburn},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
  • J. Carey, W. Rayburn
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • The delivery of a stillborn infant can be devastating to both parents and obstetricians. Encirclements of the umbilical cord around the neck, observed at delivery, are often regarded as the cause of the stillbirth, especially if other risk w x factors are not apparent 1,2 . Although nuchal cord encirclements are occasionally present in stillbirths, the role of nuchal cord encirclement in stillbirth has been questioned. Prior studies either have focused on a single encirclement or have not… CONTINUE READING
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