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Leah's miracle baby survives cord prolapse | BCH Midwives

  • Category: Maternity Care

Leah had umbilical cord prolapse, a rare complication of pregnancy in which the umbilical cord drops into the vagina ahead of the baby. When this happens, the cord can become compressed, decreasing the baby’s oxygen supply. Immediate delivery is critical to avoid problems such as brain damage or death. Thankfully, a quick-thinking certified nurse-midwife with Foothills Community Midwives, along with an experienced team at our top-rated maternity hospital, allowed for safe intervention and ultimately a good outcome.

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