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Baby Has Umbilical Cord Wrapped Around Neck Six Times

Baby Has Umbilical Cord Wrapped Around Neck Six Times

The baby was unharmed during the delivery

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

Medics were stunned when this baby emerged with its umbilical cord wrapped tightly around its neck not just once but six times.

The amazing natural birth resulted in no consequences for mother or baby after the umbilical cord was removed.

The delivery took place at the Yichang Central Hospital in the city of Yichang in western China's Hubei province.

Director of obstetrics Li Hua said: "I have been working for 23 years, and this is the first time I have seen in umbilical cord wrapped around a baby's neck like this."

The umbilical cord was wrapped around six times.
Real Press/Yichang Central Hospital

Real Press

She added that after it was removed, the baby suffered no serious consequences.

She said: "To find the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby's neck is not uncommon and if it's long enough, will usually not cause problems."

Medics said they had detected that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck but had not realised how many times and had been able to prepare for it thanks to the careful prenatal examination and constant monitoring during the mum's pregnancy.

The mother, identified by her surname of Dai, thanked medics and said: "I'm glad that my baby has no problem."

This isn't the first time, and we're sure it won't be the last, that a baby has emerged in an unsuspecting way. Not too long ago, a newborn baby came from the womb and brought with it his mum's failed coil.


The 34-year-old mum - who already has two other kids - had the intrauterine device (IUD) inserted two years ago. However, the coil did not do its job and she became pregnant, giving birth at Hai Phong International Hospital, in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

During labour, the IUD came out along with the baby, who subsequently gripped it in his hand.

Tran Viet Phuong, an obstetrician at the hospital, noticed the striking development and took a picture which was shared on the hospital's social media channels, where it received thousands of likes, comments and shares.

Phuong said: "After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture. I never thought it would receive so much attention."

Featured Image Credit: Real Press/Yichang Central Hospital

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