Answer: Hi dear,
Usually, an umbilical cord has two arteries, along with a single vein. The vein carries oxygen and nutrients to your baby, and the arteries remove waste products.but in single umbilical artery as the name says would have one artery instead of two.it is usually not an issue.most of the babies are born healthy and have absolutely no issue.although few percentage of babies with single umbilical artery, there is a higher incidence of poor fetal growth and a slightly increased risk for renal anomalies.my baby had this,and post birth we got her renal scan done,which was normal.and now she's 5 years old and doing absolutely fine.so donot panic..
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Question: What are the complications of Single Umbilical artery (SUA) in 19 weeks of pregnancy? Does it affect growth if the derus and its future well beings?
Answer: I also have same problem in my second level ultrasound... But in my recent doppler scan this issues does not have any impact on baby growth.... Baby growth is very well... Normally single umbilical artery affect on baby growth so take as much as health diet u can have... So that ur baby can grow with time passes.. Don't worry Dear
Question: I'm 22 weeks pregnant,I gone through ulterscan everything is normal and even growth is good but only single umbilical artery is found (SUA).Do my baby have any health problems now n in future life?
Single artery should not effect the health of the baby, baby should grow normally.
Babies with single artery may have kidney problems however if the kidneys are working fine, you need not worry.
Hope this helps!
Question: My doctor said my baby is having only single umbilical artery, what are the effects with the SUA?
Answer: umbilical cord consists of two arteries and one vein . the vein carries oxygenated blood to the baby and the arteries carries the deoxygenated blood from baby . mostly single artery does not affect the baby and does not create any birth defect . so don't worry about it