We still remain team green!
While everything looked good w/ baby; there is a possible complication - Single Umbilical Artery (SUA). The umbilical cord is supposed to have three vessels; 1 vain & 2 artery?s; I only have 1 vain and 1 artery. The doctor said that b/c of my age (28), and the measurements of the baby he doesn't think that it is cause for concern - however they will be monitoring me more closely (yay! more ultrasounds!). However, with the SUA, it could be a chromosomal defect (1/650 chance), or there is the chance of baby being born with a low birth weight, or possible defects affecting the heart/gastrointestinal/kidneys - so that is why I will be monitored.
There is no known cause for this, it just that sometimes the second artery never develops.
I?m trying to stay optimistic that it?s nothing; but still, worried none the less. Follow up/regular apt. w/ my doc next week.
Has anyone else experienced this?