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Hi, I just had my 19-week ultrasound and I found out that my baby have Single Umbilical Artery. There are no other fetal abnormalities at this stage. I would like to find out whether an amniocentesis is required? Secondly is there anything I could do to reduce the chances of having a baby with other abnormalities caused by SUA.
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replied January 14th, 2011
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Single umbilical artery is the most common defect and often there are no other congenital abnormalities, even though they are expected. Babies are born full term. Those who experience growth restriction in third trimester often have other congenital abnormalities.

Ultrasound and non invasive fetal echocardiograms should be preferred over amniocentesis. Hence careful fetal monitoring by regular ultrasounds is a must. Go for genetic counseling to ease your mind. Hope this helps. Take care!

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