Many women who are going through a pregnancy look forward to each doctor's visit and each ultrasound almost as much as they looks forward to the birth. During those events, they get to hear the baby's heartbeat and know the baby is okay. In some cases, however, those normally joyous milestones are met with the tragic news that the baby is no longer alive or is in trouble. In some cases, this is caused by an abnormality with the umbilical cord. Even if the baby is still alive, there might be cause for concern because of an umbilical cord abnormality.
What is an umbilical cord prolapse?