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SUA (Single umbilical artery) Michelle Crook Due August 18; 2 kids; Park Gate, United Kingdom 8 posts
22nd Apr '13

Any mum pregnant or had a baby experienced SUA? Diagnosed at 20 week scan and paranoid. It's so rare

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
22nd Apr '13

My second had a SUA. He was born at home after a quick labor and weighed 9 lbs 13 oz. No issues at all. :) Most of the time it's not a problem, we did ultrasounds every 4 weeks or so to make sure his heart and kidneys were good and that he was growing.

Michelle Crook Due August 18; 2 kids; Park Gate, United Kingdom 8 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:</b>" My second had a SUA. He was born at home after a quick labor and weighed 9 lbs 13 oz. No issues at all. ... [snip!] ... not a problem, we did ultrasounds every 4 weeks or so to make sure his heart and kidneys were good and that he was growing. "</blockquote>




We are only offered a growth scan at 30 weeks. So I've been cheeky and booked one for tomorrow. Even though it's costing me so much. We weren't told a lot about it which adds to our fears. I get Braxton hicks already though and that's worrying too. Fingers crossed she's still growing well x

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
22nd Apr '13

Its not rare at all actually. Had it with my second son. He was born term and healthy. I just had to go for extra scans every 4 weeks to make sure he was growing good.

Michelle Crook Due August 18; 2 kids; Park Gate, United Kingdom 8 posts
22nd Apr '13

Did you get offered scans after30 weeks or before. Our growth scan at 30 is only protocol

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting Michelle Crook:" Did you get offered scans after30 weeks or before. Our growth scan at 30 is only protocol"


We started at 26 weeks but he also had a cyst on his brain that needed to dissolve (it did). Honestly by itself it's not a big deal. No worries. :)

Karlee's Momma♥ TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ohio 458 posts
22nd Apr '13

My daughter only had two instead of three I constantly stayed worried because it could me soo much or mean nothing at all! They kept a good eye on her, and when she was born she was born 100% healthy...

Michelle Crook Due August 18; 2 kids; Park Gate, United Kingdom 8 posts
22nd Apr '13

It's hard to not worry and I know more births end up in healthy babies. Scary though. I sometimes don't even think about it, then she goes quiet for a few days and all the worries come back. It's the long wait to 30 weeks that's bothering me. Other hospitals keep a closer eye on them/us. I suppose that if anything was wrong we'd be referred to fetal medicine but we werent. All good signs. Maybe I should just trust the woman that did our scan knows what to look for, seemed in a rush though... But then again I wanted to look at her forever lol

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
22nd Apr '13

They found the SUA at 20 weeks and I had a scan every 4 weeks up until he was born.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
22nd Apr '13

my second had this ...hes 3 weeks old...your only main big concern is weight gain all the other stuff is not a high concern... my son was 7lb 9 ounces when born now he probably over 8 lbs perfectly healthy :) good luck hope your pregnancy goes good :)

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting Michelle Crook:" It's hard to not worry and I know more births end up in healthy babies. Scary though. I sometimes don't ... [snip!] ... woman that did our scan knows what to look for, seemed in a rush though... But then again I wanted to look at her forever lol"


with SUA you would think your doctor would keep a closer eye on you just incase ...i had ultrasounds every 4 weeks as soon as they found out also at 30 weeks i had non stress tests...my doctor took every precaution cause of the risks that COULD have arised. I worried so much but the ultrasounds and non stress tests put my worrys to rest and i actually had less of a worriesome pregnancy then my first!

Michelle Crook Due August 18; 2 kids; Park Gate, United Kingdom 8 posts
22nd Apr '13

We are having to pay privately for any extra scans. Nobody offered any advice, she just said that she only told me cause she had to and that the growth scan at 30 weeks is just protocol too. We have a consultant appointment on the 3rd of May and a private scan tomorrow so fingers crossed she's grown to dates and still no soft markers. Good old English NHS lol

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michelle Crook:</b>" We are having to pay privately for any extra scans. Nobody offered any advice, she just said that she ... [snip!] ... of May and a private scan tomorrow so fingers crossed she's grown to dates and still no soft markers. Good old English NHS lol"</blockquote>




Could you switch doctors ...she doesn't seem to be helpful or informal about it

Michelle Crook Due August 18; 2 kids; Park Gate, United Kingdom 8 posts
23rd Apr '13

We went for the scan and she's below the 5th centile after 3 weeks. Other.signs are good but been advised that we need more scans due to slow growth. Time to contact my midwife

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michelle Crook:</b>" We went for the scan and she's below the 5th centile after 3 weeks. Other.signs are good but been advised that we need more scans due to slow growth. Time to contact my midwife"</blockquote>



Damn that sounds pretty bad. With my son they didnt want to see anything below 40th percentile and my son was usually around 48 to 50 so he still "passed". Good luck. She might be small but if everything else is good than I wouldnt worry to much yet.