Types of Cord Prolapse

There are three types of abnormal cord prolapse:

  1. Occult prolapse: The cord is adjacent to the presenting part of the fetus. It is not detected during per vaginal examination and can be seen by ultrasonography or during C-section.
  2. Overt prolapse: The cord is within the vagina or descending through vulva following membrane rupture
  3. Funic presentation: The cord slips down the presenting part of the fetus into the cervix before the rupture of the membranes and is palpable.

Question: Cord prolapse is common in a multiparous woman. True/False

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