Somersault Maneuver Demo

Author: East Carolina University College of Nursing

Hello, I'm Becky Bagley, Director of the Nurse Midwifery Education Program at East Carolina University College of Nursing. The video you are about to see is a demonstration of the somersault maneuver. The somersault maneuver is the maneuver that is used when you have a tight nuchal cord. It helps the cord to remain in-tact for delayed cord clamping. I hope you'll be able to use this video in your institution. Okay, with the somersault maneuver, as the baby's delivered and you discover that there's a nuchal cord. Okay, the head is delivered and you can feel the nuchal cord.

It's too tight to slip over the baby's head. So instead of clamping and cutting, the somersault maneuver is where you flex the baby's head up to the maternal thigh, and then deliver the baby in the usual manner. Bring the baby down this way. Then once the baby's delivered, he's going to somersault right through the cord. That allows the cord to remain in-tact so you can do the delayed cord clamping.

Somersault Maneuver Demo

Hello, I'm Becky Bagley, Director of the Nurse Midwifery Education Program at East Carolina University College of Nursing. The video you are about to see is a demonstration of the…

By: East Carolina University College of Nursing