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Umbilical Cord Prolapse

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Last updated:1st Nov 2014

The purpose of this guideline is to describe the prevention, diagnosis and management of cord prolapse. It addresses those women who are pregnant and at high risk or with a diagnosis of cord prolapse in both hospital and community settings. Pregnancies with cord prolapse before 23+0 weeks are not covered by this guideline. All later gestations are covered by the guidance, including those pregnancies at the threshold of viability.


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