Definitions for "Prolapsed cord"
Keywords:  umbilical, cesarean, baby, cord, ahead
In one of every 300 or so births, the umbilical cord slips out through the cervix ahead of the baby, which is dangerous because uterine contractions block blood flow to the baby. Unless the cervix is already dilated and birth is imminent, cesarean delivery is the usual solution.
a condition in which your baby's umbilical cord drops into your birth canal before your baby. If this condition exists, your OB/GYN may recommend a C-section.
a condition that occurs when a loop of the umbilical cord protrudes from the vagina while the baby is still in the birth canal