A member asked:

I have a baby with an abnormally large head, cab i have natural birth?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Arnold Friedman answered

Specializes in Radiology

Yes: Depending on size a trial of vaginal delivery may work out.

Answered 10/1/2013


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Maybe: The head is the largest diameter that must pass through the birth canal at delivery. If pre-delivery estimates doubt the head can pass, a scheduled c-section is common.A trial for a head down delivery might be done, with a set up to do a c-section immediately if the baby showed stress. Since a big head could get stuck, a breech delivery would be so dangerous most would never consider it.

Answered 10/21/2015



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