I had a cord prolapse a few months ago, in the pool. Stuff to make a midwife turn grey. i'd stepped out of the room to have a short breather, mum was happily doing her own thing. When I came back in She calmly remarked that it was coming out. 'what is, the baby?', 'no, the cord'. Are you sure? She stood and there was a good foot of cord looping down. My first thought was get her out of the pool, onto all fours, get help. Called for assistance (at a primary birthing unit, so lots of good hands close by), got her out of the pool, into a playful puppy type pose, lifted the baby off the cord. Luckily this was her third baby and she was able to promptly push baby out. Baby girl was a little stunned, but quickly pinked up with a bit of gentle stimulation. Looking back, perhaps I should have left her in the pool, as the cord was fat, wet and warm, and quickly became thin and white when she hopped out of the pool. Glad I didn't do an internal exam on mum earlier, glad mum could push so very well, glad baby came out so easily. Still, not an experience I am rushing to repeat!!