Today when we went in for our 20-week ultrasound, we were met with a perfectly healthy, busy baby inside the womb. Except when the doctor came in for her part of the checkup, we were informed that they found one issue.
A single umbilical artery.
So what does this mean?
Normally their are two arteries and a vein, we have one artery and a vein. It happens in about 1 percent of pregnancies, and I just happen to be in that one percent.
Good news is that all of the baby's organs and measurements are perfect, so the doctor is really not concerned at the moment and since my neuchal tests were negative, by far, she isn't concerned about chromosomal issues. At this point I'll just have to go to the specialist along with my regular gyno visits to have a sonogram and make sure that she keeps growing as she should, which is the main concern at this point.
So I'm trying to follow their advice and not worry, but deep down I think I will the entire pregnancy. I've shed a few tears but, at this point, it's out of my control so I'm going to do my best to enjoy my pregnancy and think positive.
Here's a little more info I found online, that helped me feel a bit more at ease:
What to Expect - Single Umbilical Artery
I'll probably keep the Googling to a minimum, otherwise I'll really start thinking worst case.
Anyone else out there faced this same issue in their pregnancy?