1A1V-(Single-Umbilical-Artery)

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  • #10431912

    d2l4lt
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    Well, my lil boy was born with his two vessel cord and all at 10 lb 8.9 oz and health as can be. I’m so proud of him. He is a cutie. I just want to say thanks for everyones support. I would not have made it without this site. I was so scared to even know if he had any issues but he didn’t and it didn’t matter if he did. Just know that if your child has a two vessel cord he or she will be ok.

    #10431913

    due4number4
    Member

    Hi All, had my 32 week ultrasound this morning baby is weighing 4pounds as should be the sonographer said all was looking good can’t wait to recieve the report
    just wanted to let everyone know how baby is coming along with the SUA ,will update once she arrives!

    #10431914

    butrflybel
    Member

    Hello ladies! I’m so glad my guardian angels sent me to you all today. I havn’t got much to write as yet as I am yet to speak to a dr on Thursday. I to had my 20 wk scan got a big fright, came home read up and cried all afternoon. I too have SUI and a little hole in bubs heart. I went through SVU and heart defect with no 3 baby and that was stressful itself. He was born perfect! I am just relieved to read all your comments and I too will do the same for other mums in our boat. Goodluck to you all! Bel

    #10431915

    rennie311
    Member

    Greetings, first and foremost thank you to all the wonderful moms that are writing about their success stories, the information you can gather about SUA can be disheartening…this site has been my main source of information these past few weeks. This is my second pregnancy and I’m due tomorrow, needless to say there has been some anxiety with this pregancy but all ultrasounds and general monitoring have been normal. My doctor is confident that baby is doing well and according to ultrasound is currently 8 pounds 6 oz, certainly defying the odds of SUA. I’ll keep you posted, looking forward to meeting my babe and optimistic that I too will have a completely positive outcome to report next week!

    #10431916

    courtenay
    Member

    wow, okay, i havent been on this forum in about a year, since i had my little baby, but i wanted to pop back on and let you all know that my little SUA baby turned 1 on October 13th. She was born a year ago, at 39w 1d (so NOT early), she weighed 8lbs 13oz (so NOT small) and she had no further complications. She is amazingly smart and beautiful. Shes talking and walking already. So dont let SUA bring you down, everything can (and usually does) turn out JUST FINE. Keep up the good work baking those babys mama`s and if any of you ever need some support from someone who knows a LOT about SUA and has been through a LOT because of the SUA then feel free to send me a message 🙂

    #10431917

    due4number4
    Member

    Hello Ladies just wanted to update my progress l had my beautiful baby girl with sua and she is perfectly fine she had an ultrasound done at 2 days old as the ped at hospital checked her over and sent her for an ultrasound of her kidneys and also her spine to check for spina bifida but all came back fine! she is perfect her birth weight was 3.140kg …..stay strong mums and dads of babies with sua just stay positive

    #10431918

    saralou
    Member

    Hi –
    My baby girl has a SUA. I am 20 weeks along.
    How often were you all been monitored through the pregnancy and what tests should be done? Reading through the posts, I see some of you were having NSTs – is this normal for SUA babies? How often and when did they start?
    I think I read somewhere that babies should not be allowed to go over due as the birthing process can cause extra stress and the cord starts to loose efficiency after 40weeks – anyone else read this?
    So far, everything else looks great on the scan and my blood tests came back looking good.

    Sara

    #10431919

    momaha33
    Member

    I also have SUA and was wondering about the NST as well. I am 30 weeks tomorrow and still haven’t heard anything from doctor about doing them.

    #10431920

    i-am-pregnant
    Keymaster

    Sara lou and Momaha – It depends where you are I’m in the UK and my little monster had SUA, as there were no further complications starting from 28 weeks we had scans every 4 weeks until 36 weeks plus we saw the consulatant (only because we asked) and everything was fine each time, I never had NST (think this is only done in the US which i think involves being attach to a moniter every 2 weeks towards the end of your pregnancy just to moniter the baby) I was 10 days late when I was induced, no one said anything about complication of going overdue and I had none apart from a very long labour as Ryan just didn’t want to come out, he was 8lb 1oz so not that small either. There is so much scary stuff on the internet about this but as long as there was no other complcations on your scan, your little ones will be monitered regually but I’ve not heard a negative outcome from this single problem. Think positive and try to relax and enjoy your pregnancys and if in doubt speak to your docs about your worries, they will be able to explain more about it and not scare the life out of you like the internet does. Good luck and keep us updated on how the bumps progress. x

    #10431921

    Peache05
    Member

    I too have SUA and found out when i was 20 weeks pregnant I am now 22 weeks. Everything appears to be fine with my latest U/S but I will have to consult my OB during our next appoint in regards to any future scans as she never mentioned any of this to me.

    #10431922

    i-am-pregnant
    Keymaster

    HI ladies – just stopping by because I saw this forum topic, which wasn’t here 2 years ago when I was diagnosed with SUA. Naturally I panicked as I had never even heard of SUA before and all the ‘potential’ complications listed on the net about drove me crazy…Just to let you all know, my daughter is now 18 months old and perfectly healthy. She was 8.6 lbs (so much for worrying about low birth weight) a week late (no pre-term labor here) and everything else was fine as well. Just wanted to give you all a little success story! xoxo

    #10431923

    Nutnut
    Member

    I have this as well. at 20 weeks they did an ultrasound and the tech though she saw a small hole in his heart. i went for fetal echo and another u/s with the specialist two weeks later and he said he couldnt see any abonormalities. Now i have been told at 36 week u/s i had too much amniotic fluid. i was wondering if anyone knows if these things are related. ive had gentic testing done (except for amnio) and everything came back good earlier on. Ive tried looking things up on the internet, but all that does it create worry for me. The dr. said there’s no reason to worry at this point. (im due jan 30th). but she has me in for NSTs twice a week. I asked her why the NSTs and she said ‘bc its what we do when things are, well different’. Ive had a pretty uneventful easy pregnancy other than what i mentioned. im just not sure what to think, and was wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences that they would like to share. tia!

    #10431924

    momaha33
    Member

    i have been doing the nst every week. they have all been perfect. my doctor checked my fluid levels yesterday and said everything looked great–i think fluctuating fluid levels are one of the things they watch for because of sua. she also told me that if the baby measured small at my next ultrasound, they are going to induce me. it has been very frustrating that even though the only thing that has been abnormal about my pregnancy is the sua, they treat me as ‘high-risk.’ i am 37 weeks tomorrow, so i am hoping to get things moving naturally so they won’t have to induce me.

    #10431925

    hope632010
    Member

    I am new to this website and I am so glad to have come across this forum. I am currently 21wks pregnant with our first baby and was diagnosed with SUA at my 20wk scan. Everything else on the scan was perfect and the baby is growing slightly above average for his gestational age. They referred us to to a pediatric cardiologist for an echocardiogram as a precautionary measure to make sure everything is okay with the baby’s heart. The doctor does not seem concerned and told us not worry.

    BUT of course, I am terribly worried. I am so glad for this website because there is A LOT of misinformation in the internet and even existing academic research on SUA babies is limited and misleading. Needless to say, I am furious because I am a Ph.D. myself and I conduct statistical research in my field. The literature out there on SUA is so poor and misleading and the current studies are biased, outdated and not representative of the population. I can’t believe some journals publish such crap! The publications serve to scare the public. I only came across one academic study that was recent and the methods used seem statistically sound (in the Ultrasound Quarterly journal). The results are promising and confirm the success stories that are reported in this forum.

    Ladies, I am not going to lie, I am soooo worried and next Friday cannot come fast enough for me to have the echocardiogram done. But I will try to stay off the internet and the medical journals to preserve my sanity.

    I will keep you posted. Please keep posting your stories. Your stories are all we have since doctors and academics seem to do a poor job at informing patients and the public about this condition. May all the SUA babies turn out perfectly healthy!

    #10431926

    Sunnymom2b
    Member

    Hello…I was on this website when I was pregnant with my first and never knew that there was a section for this. I wish I knew it then. I had 1A1V and my daughter is now a year old and as healthy as ever. I am now pregnant and back to this website. Good luck with you all

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