Dear Nurses

Thursday, July 20, 2006

PROLAPSED CORD


Prolapse of the umbilical cord during pregnancy may be a complication of breech births.The fetus is in obvious danger of suffocation from lack of oxygen. The mother should be placed in a knee-chest position and hips and legs elevated on a pillow.
Attempts to prevent cord compression by pushing the fetus back in, may be done by trained personnel. Emergency C-section may become necessary.
To learn more about topics such as Placenta Abruptio and Preeclampsia, simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.net/home then visit the Clinical Setting Step by Step Chap 3
and enjoy learning.

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