Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Umbilical cord prolapse occurs when the cord drops down into the cervical canal before the presenting part of the fetus.This might lead to umbilical cord compression which in turn could block the oxygen and blood supply to the baby. As it is an obstetric emergency, wherein it could lead to fetal distress and eventually fetal death.

Question: What is the preferred choice of treatment for umbilical cord prolapse?

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