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Doctor insights on: Normal Baby Head Size At Birth

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Baby boy head circum. at birth was 37 cm, at 4 mos.- 44.5.Had head u/s at that point.ALL NORMAL.Today at 7 mos. its 47.5 cm if not 48. Developing normally, a big boy - 9.5 kg,72 cm.Should I disregard the percentile charts?Can this increase be normal?

Baby boy head circum. at birth was 37 cm, at 4 mos.- 44.5.Had head u/s at that point.ALL NORMAL.Today at 7 mos. its 47.5 cm if not 48. Developing normally, a big boy - 9.5 kg,72 cm.Should I disregard the percentile charts?Can this increase be normal?

Head circumference. : As long as the head circumference is tracking along the same percentile and with normal developmental progress, all that is needed is close followup with your child's PCP. Based on the information you provided, the head circumference is on the upper end of normal (~98th percentile). A family history of individuals with large heads, if present, make the head circumference stats less concerning. ...Read more

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Is my own birth size an indicator of my baby's birth size?

Is my own birth size an indicator of my baby's birth size?

Not really: The baby is a genetic complement of you and your partner. Diets and nutrition continue to improve. All of this makes it difficult to predict birth size. ...Read more

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My baby girl had a head circumference of 34.5 CM at birth, and now at 2 months she has a head circumference of 35.5 cm. Should I worried?

My baby girl had a head circumference of 34.5 CM at birth, and now at 2 months she  has a head circumference of 35.5 cm. Should I worried?

One cm a month: One centimeter a month of infant head growth is just about right! Here are the charts we use here in the US to evaluate head growth in babies. http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c070.pdf ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

Ultrasound: First question, why US at 35 weeks? Have there been problems with pregnancy? This is not uncommon and not real risk for child at this point. Not much room in there at this point to move around. At delivery very common to find cord around neck. Usually very easy to deal with. I would not worry. Hope this helps. Good luck with rest of pregnancy (the hard part now at this phase) and the deliver ...Read more

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When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

The whole 1st yr: Babies tend to triple their birth weight and grow about 10 inches over the first year. They will never have another long term growth rate this large, including puberty. There is some variation in this rate per child, but if you feel your baby is not growing you should discuss it with his/her doc. ...Read more

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Throughout pregnancy baby has measured small on ultrasound. Now 34 weeks measuring 60th percentile. Why might this be? Scared of having a large baby!

Throughout pregnancy baby has measured small on ultrasound. Now 34 weeks measuring 60th percentile. Why might this be? Scared of having a large baby!

You and dad: Your baby's size is determined mostly by your and dads genetic codes and how they interact. Your baby's percentile means very little in the way of medical risk unless the percentile is at either end of the growth curve. Being 60th percentile means being right in the middle of the pack - this is good news ! I suggest you talk to your OB and ask them the same questions, it's important ! ...Read more

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12 weeks TWINS pregnant baby B looks normal with neck 1.8 .Baby A has stomach outside , swelling behind neck going for cvs ,how normal Baby B will be?

12 weeks TWINS pregnant baby B looks normal with neck 1.8 .Baby A has stomach outside , swelling behind neck going for cvs ,how normal Baby B will be?

Risk of Twin Defects: 12 weeks is VERY early in the pregnancy and as such more subtle defects may not be apparent yet in Baby B. That having been said, however, there are no guarantees that Baby B WILL have defects similar to or because of the abnormalities in Baby A. Since there are so many variables you really need to consult with a maternal fetal medicine specialist for more detailed information and advice. ...Read more

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Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

Depends: If it has changed from the 10% to the 97% since birth, I would be more concerned than if it was big all along. If his height and weight are on the larger side it would be more consistent with a normal variant. It didn't bother me much in life, except when looking for a helmet that would fit. ...Read more

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Whats range of normal weight of baby at birth?

Whats range of normal weight of baby at birth?

6 - 8 1/2 lbs: Normal weight for a full-term caucasian infant. Can be normal starting at 5 1/2 lbs for asian or some african babies. ...Read more

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9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

No: at this early stage these findings are not worrisome. The range of findings at 9 weeks are such that both babies may be ok. Assume the best and relax now. An ultrasound in a month or so from now will be reassuring. ...Read more

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What is the ideal head size for a baby girl who is about 4 months old? My baby's head size is 39.

What is the ideal head size for a baby girl who is about 4 months old? My baby's head size is 39.

Within the normal rg: This is in the lower range of normal on american cdc growth charts & would be average for a 4mo that is about 23.5 inches long. You can download a growth chart & follow the child's growth pattern from the cdc site.Go to www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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Dropped cell on 2 week old baby head, small dent is seen. Baby cried for less than a sec & resumed feeding.Now week 4 baby seems normal.should I worry?

Dropped cell on 2 week old baby head, small dent is seen. Baby cried for less than a sec & resumed feeding.Now week 4 baby seems normal.should I worry?

No: A cell phone should not cause serious trauma. It is reassuring she is well. Take care and all the best. This sounds like a scalp contusion. ...Read more