Routinely checking for the nuchal cord is a common medical intervention in birth. Some evidence shows damage to the baby and mother. Results from the authors’ study reflect the training midwives have received and their current practices in relation to a possible nuchal cord at birth.
Deborah Sundin is Honours Program Convenor for the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She coordinates the final year of the undergraduate curriculum and supervises a number of RHD students. Deborah’s research interests focus on critical care, decision-making models and processes.