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Long unbilical cord

Today at my OB apt. The doctor told me that the umbilical cord was long. He didn't say how long. It just worries me cause I don't want it to get wrapped around the babies neck or anything. Has anyone else had this issue??? It's just scary.
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About 20-25% of babies will have the cord around their neck.  Usually it is just an incidental finding at delivery, and causes no harm whatsoever.  Particularly if the cord has plenty of length.  

I can't tell you not to worry, but try not to worry too much.  Worry about when the baby turns 16 and starts dating.  That's the dangerous time!
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My dd is 16 May 2.....boys never noticed her in junior high, but apparently in high school ishe is a babe...they call all the time and randomly show up at our door.  She doesn't seem really interested, I am often left to converse with these pimply gangly lads.  It's a good thing my office is in our home now.


The really frightening thing is how old I will be when this little girl hits 16....
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I have read that it means it can get knotted up easier and that can lead to some complications, but even that is not all that common. At least they know about it and can watch it. Will they do any more monitoring of it?
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"Pimply gangly lads" <~~LOVE IT! Geez...I agree...my daughter turned 15 in January. I'm going to be OLD when this little guy gets to be one of those "pimply gangly lads"!! (:
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How old are you?  I'm 40 I think I am the oldest pregnant broad on the forum these days.....

I am never going to retire...
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I'm not far behind you...I'm 33, will be 34 right around the time my baby is due in August. I had my oldest daughter young-at 18. So it hasn't been THAT long since I was her age. But by the time my boy is that age I will be 50!
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