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This is a myth. The truth is that no matter how you move or position your body during pregnancy — even if you stand on your head — it won't affect the umbilical cord.
Maybe this long-standing myth serves a useful purpose: to keep pregnant moms from reaching for things on high shelves or washing windows, perhaps?
In any case, a cord around a baby's neck isn't necessarily something to be concerned about. Many babies are born with the umbilical cord wrapped around their neck, and it usually takes just a moment or two for the healthcare practitioner to unwrap it during delivery.