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two vessel umbilical cord Rss

HI
just want to get some information on this.I had a two vessel cord with my second daughter and the doctors scanned her heart and her kidneys but other than this did not give us much info. I am now pregnant with my third child and want to know what the chances are of having this again and more info would be great.
Hi,
Thank you for your enquiry. You have an increased chance of having another child with only two vessels in the cord again. However, as you are aware, there can be no associated problems with this condition and your baby can be very happy and healthy. This condition may be a thing that runs in your family. The incidence of two vessels is also increased in women who smoke. Two vessels instead of the usual three can be associated with some problems with the baby, such as a chromosomal abnormality.

Best wishes,
Alex.

<a href="http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/">NSW Midwives Association</a>
Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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