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Baby's head measuring large

I'm 34 weeks. Baby's body measures appropriately but her head is measuring 38 weeks. They're sending me to a maternal fetal specialist. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm scared!

Re: Baby's head measuring large

  • My kids all had big heads. They were perfectly fine. Head circumference for them was always at or near the 100th percentile. 
  • Honestly I wouldnt worry too much.  
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  • Ultrasound measurements can be off in either direction. Most women can fit their babies through the pelvis, but occasionally heads can be too large. This is called cephalopelvic disproportion. Last month we ended up doing a csection on a labor patient because baby just wasn’t moving into position after 2 failed inductions. I think it ended up being like 39 cm? You’re better off with a csection in these cases, as to avoid injury to you and baby. I know the thought of a csection can be scary, but if your doctor suggests this route due to cephalopelvic disproportion, trust him/her.

    Married: April 2012

    MC: Aug 2014

    IF Dx irregular periods & Luteal Phase Defect: May 2015

    DS: born April 2016 on Prometrium

    TFAS: since Oct. 2018

    BFP 6/3/19 on Prometrium!

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