I found out at my 20 week that my baby girl also has the 2 vein cord... I'm at 24 weeks now and just had another US and everything seems to be fine. My doctor doesn't even make a big deal out of it, he hasn't scheduled me for any special test or anything like that and told me that everything turns out fine.
I'm freaked out thou and it bugs me that he doesn't go to any extra lengths to test the baby or keep a closer eye on me...but apparently if he doesn't find the need everything should be fine..
Its good to know there are other mommies out there thou that are going through the same thing cause there is only that 1percent.
I would like to know what you guys have to do with the specialist and if I should invest in finding one..
I was searching the internet for a name for this condition and found this forum. My daughter is expecting and she'll probably have to give information to her doctor. She was born with this back in 1985. At first, the only defect they found was no rectum. I was told she was lucky that her kidneys function well. Later on, we found a heart defect and then a spine defect. Took many years, but all were fixed. She's now 26 a police officer. I was never given much information. She was whisked off to Dallas moments after she was born, the rest is a blur..But she's healthy and happy and a productive member of society. If i can answers any questions, just ask......
Hi my son was born with the same issue. At birth they could not find anything but i noticed as time went by that something was not right so i went back to his Dr. They discovered he had very poor kidney function and was referred to a specialist. He had a re-implantation of both urethra's and seemed fine after that. However as he grew we discovered that it has effected the growth and development of his entire left side. He has a paralyzed bladdar, left leg is shorter, missing ribs on the left, thumb, nipple, testicle and bones are smaller on left. Hair growth is less on left and in the last week he has been complaining of heart and lung pains. We went to a specialist and they are planning a series of tests on him in December. I honestly feel that it effects some children worse than others but all parents should be made aware that this defect could be very serious. I have battled to find out more about this and if anyone has found information please let me know.