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Question: My doctor said my baby is having only single umbilical artery, what are the effects with the SUA?

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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
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