Omari, A. A. A.; Cameron, D.
January 2005
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2005, Vol. 90 Issue 1, pF24
Academic Journal
This article explains an image of umbilical knots in a monochorionic monoamniotic twin pregnancy. True umbilical knots occur in about 1% of all pregnancies and are more common with long cords, grandmultiparity, male fetuses, polyhydramnios and monoamniotic twins. knot around each other. Fetal movements in utero or during the birth process may have increased tension in the knot compromising circulation resulting in fetal distress. It is a major misconception that a knotted cord poses a major threat to the blood supply.


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