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Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   2006 , Volume 63 , Number 12; Page(s) 991 To 997.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUCHAL CORD AND NUMBER OF COILS WITH BIRTH WEIGHT

 
Author(s):  KAVEH MAHBOD, DAVARI TANHA F., PASHAEI MOGHADAM M.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: The nuchal cord is a common phenomenon at birth so there is somehow a general belief that it is a natural part of intrauterine life. Is the nuchal cord cause fetal distress? and if there is relationship between nuchal cord and number of coils with birth weight. Low birth weight is one of the sign of fetal distress. Low birth weight at birth cause reduction of quality of life and induce long term morbidity so these fetus should recognized and they should receive more and better care.
Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional survey 252 neonates with nuchal cords that were borne in Mirza Kochak Khan hospital in 1381-1382 were evaluated.
Maternal factors like age, gravidity, parity, history of nuchal cord in previous pregnancy, birth weight maternal weight gain, diabetes mellitus, hypertensive disorder were evaluated. Neonatal factors like gestational age, sex of neonate, birth weight, number of nuchal cord were detected.
Results: Range of maternal age was 17-43 years old, most of mother with neonatal affected by nuchal cord were multipara, one coils in 179(71%), two cords in 25/8%, 3 coil in 7 case, 4 coils in 1 case was found.111 female, 141 male neonates were present in this survey. gestational age was between 30-42 weeks, 185 normal vaginal delivery and 67 cesarean section was done.
Conclusion: We find that if number of nuchal cord is high, it has reverse relationship with birth weight. Neonatal sex has no effect, but number of male sex was higher, in term incidence of nuchal cord is increased. The relationship was not statistically significant, may be due to more and better care in Mirza hospital that is a university center, with educated patient.

 
Keyword(s): NUCHAL CORDS, IOW BIRTH WEIGHT, NEONATAL SEX
 
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