Anyone diagnosed with SUA (single umbilical artery)?

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  1. I had an early anatomy scan at 15 weeks, and found out that my umbilical cord has one artery and one vein (instead of two arteries and one vein). This is called a two vessle cord, or SUA (single umbilical artery). Apart from that, everything else was normal. I did some Googling, and am freaked out by all of the potential complications, although my doctor said not to worry. I have a fetal echocardiogram next week. If anyone has experience with this, I would love to hear from you.

  2. Hi there,
    I had that with my dd. We found out at 19 weeks and were also pretty freaked out. Our scan didn't show any other problems so we were quite confident that she was okay otherwise. The biggest thing we were followed for was her growth. We were monitored quite closely to make sure she continued to grow. She grew really well and was 7lbs 4 ounces at birth and she was three weeks early!!!

    Try not to worry too much about it or do too much research about it. The up side is that you will get to see your baby lots as there are lots of u/s to monitor growth.


  3. I have 14w old twins. My girl(baby A) had a SUA. She also had Choroid Plexus cysts as well, so two soft markers for chromosmal issues. I know how you feel. I was totally freaked out too. I was already getting a lot of u/s for unrelated issues with my pregnancy. They just monitored. She is the picture of health. She was 6lbs 2oz at birth, born at 35w4d, so no growth restriction, infact she was almost a pound bigger than baby B, my boy, he was only 5lb5oz at birth. My dd is now over 13lbs at 3months old. Way ahead of her brother.

    So, not that it will be easy, but try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible. You have no other markers for chromosmal issues, so stastically the chances of something being wrong is very very slim.

    Good luck

  4. Thanks hayrettinsirin and shumirai, I appreciate your writing back. If anyone else has SUA, please chime in -- the more info the better.


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