I recently gave birth and the baby has his placenta twisted round his neck. The doctor was surprised that the baby made it out alive. Pls how can I prevent placenta suffocating my baby in my next pregnancy

I recently gave birth and the baby has his placenta twisted round his neck. The doctor was surprised that the baby made it out alive. Pls how can I prevent placenta suffocating my baby in my next pregnancy

Placentae twisting round foetal neck, limb or forming a knot are described as placental accident. They are usually accidental finding discovered at birth but may be suspected in the course of labour were the foetal heart rate may be showing a pattern described as variable deceleration.




When such is noticed close foetal monitoring or better still foetal monitoring with a cardiotogram is advised. Variable deceleration with prolonged late deceleration and bradycardia may require the need for a caesarean delivery or assisted vaginal delivery during. 2nd stage of labour.


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