What is Nuchal Cord?

When the umbilical cord is wrapped around the fetal neck in 360 degrees, the nuchal cord occurs. It occurs in 10-29% of fetuses and increases with an increase in gestation age. Mostly they are not associated with mortality and morbidity but in some of the cases, it affects delivery with long term effects on infants.

Question: does umbilical cord compression cause an obstruction in blood flow of the fetus?- Yes/No

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