What are the Signs of Fetal Distress?

When a medical professional recognizes the signs of fetal distress, they must take swift action to prevent serious and deadly injuries from occurring. During pregnancy and labor and delivery, doctors and nurses must monitor babies closely for signs of distress. This includes routine prenatal care, ultrasounds, and medical testing throughout pregnancy, as well as electronic […]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE UMBILICAL CORD IS WRAPPED AROUND A BABY’S NECK?

The umbilical cord is your baby’s lifeline. Throughout your pregnancy, it supplies vital nutrients, blood, and oxygen to the baby. Sometimes the baby’s umbilical cord can get wrapped around its neck during the later stages of pregnancy or during labor and delivery. This phenomenon is called a nuchal cord and it is surprisingly common. Estimates […]