Our little girl looked perfect on the ultrasound yesterday, but I got a call this morning from the midwives group telling me that she has a single umbilical artery, or only two vessels in the umbilical cord instead of the usual three. The midwife didn't sound concerned - she said that it is sometimes associated with kidney defects, but that the organs all look normal. She said that it can sometimes affect the fetal growth towards the end of the pregnancy, so they will monitor that but so far so good. I wasn't really worried as it sounded like a variation of normal that was probably inconsequential.
But then I came home and googled it And of course I found all the worst case scenarios of trisomies and stillbirths and stuff. Now I'm worried. Has anyone else dealt with a single umbilical artery?