A review of umbilical cord prolapse and the influence of training on management

Caroline Chebsey*, Dimitris Siassakos, Tim Draycott

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Umbilical cord prolapse is the descent of the umbilical cord through the cervix alongside (occult) or past (overt) the presenting part in the presence of ruptured membranes. Cord prolapse is a rare obstetric complication, usually requiring immediate delivery of the fetus to reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality. Therefore staff caring for women in labour should train regularly to manage it appropriately, because team training has been demonstrated to improve outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-130
Number of pages11
JournalFetal and Maternal Medicine Review
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012

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