Umbilical Cord Prolapse Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Umbilical Cord Prolapse treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.

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How to Treat Umbilical Cord Prolapse


Treatment options include:

  • Having a C-section-If the baby cannot be quickly delivered without risk of insufficient oxygen, then the baby will be delivered by C-section.
  • Removing pressure from the cord-In some cases, the doctor may be able to move the baby away from the cord so as not to disrupt oxygen supply to the baby. The mother may also be asked to move into a position that removes pressure from the cord and protects the baby.
  • Rapid delivery-If the mother is ready to deliver, the doctor may try to deliver the baby very quickly using forceps or a vacuum extractor.

Cesarean Delivery

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