Umbilical Cord

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joy - March 6

19 week scan reveals umbilical cord with only two v.c.'s. any info on what this means ?

 

Mommy - March 7

It means that either your baby is missing an artery, or a vein in the umbilical cord. My youngest son, now 10 months, had a 2 v.c. and he is completely fine. My doctor said that it is not really a rare thing and that it is generally not dangerous but they usually want to keep an eye on it. Good luck.

 

Kath - March 7

Hi Joy This is also referred to as 2 vessel cord or SUA or single umbilical artery. I am 33 weeks pregnant and was advised of this at 19 weeks. Ifreaked about upon reading things on the net, but many of these studies are very small. My doctor advises that by itself it shouldn't be a problem, it's just that in certain abnormalities detected it often accompanies these. The point being, if everything else looked fine at your 19 week scan, you should not worry. (Easeir said than done, i know!) I have done lots of research, there is some scary stats on the internet, but my doctor and all I have read about it advises there is a slightly higher chance of chomosonal abnormalities, but that if your scan showed everything to be fine, that you shoud not worry. If you would like to read more real-life stories of many, many women who have been diagnosed with SUa and gone on to have lovely healthy babies, go to Baby Center and search on placental disorders and you will find lots of rea__surance at the 2 vessel cord site there. There is story after story of "well guys, another healthy, perfect SUA baby born today!" which is exactly what you need to hear.

 

kiddoleb el - March 9

just found out my daughters umbilical cord only has two vessels too. =(

 

kiddolebel - March 9

oh and im 28 weeks. I go for the fetal echocardiogram on tuesday.

 

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