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I am 31 week pregnant and my doctor said that head size of my baby is small i.E. Equall to size of 30 week . Leg length is normal. What this indicate?

I am 31 week pregnant and my doctor said that head size of my baby is small i.E. Equall to size of 30 week . Leg length is normal. What this indicate?

Normal: At 31 weeks the normal fetal heat size would vary between about 29 and 33 weeks size. 30 week size would be within the normal range. ...Read more

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Is there a part in brain responsible only of talking?Can vacum tool in delivery damage brain?Is head size 47cm normal for a 2,7 months boy height 90cm

Yes, no, don't know: The answer to your first question is yes. The answer to 2nd question is no. Head size has nothing whatsoever to do with talking or suction device. Why haven't you discussed head size with pediatrician? That what he's there for. You have a lot of erroneous & fanciful notions. Acquiring some real knowledge by educating yourself about the body in health & disease would help you a lot. ...Read more

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My daughter 16 days old, her head size 31.5cm. Is it microcephaly? (my wife 21years old, her head size 53cm, its smaller than other same age girls).

My daughter 16 days old, her head size 31.5cm. Is it microcephaly?
(my wife 21years old, her head size 53cm, its smaller than other same age girls).

Headsize: You didn' t mention the size of the baby, but your child shouldn't be considered as having microcephaly especially since your wife's headsize is 53 cm. ...Read more

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Since birth my daughter now 3 months is active she stretchs all day, forces herself up, holds her head up, and attempts to flip over is this normal ?

Since birth my daughter now 3 months is active she stretchs all day, forces herself up, holds her head up, and attempts to flip over is this normal ?

It's a bit unclear : From your description. Head up in prone is a 2-mo. Milestone; head & chest up in prone @ 4 mos. Arching when in your arms or rolling front-to-side because her head and legs are up when prone may indicate an imbalance between her extensor & flexor muscles, often seen in ex-preemies. Her pediatrician can tell you more after checking her muscle tone, strength, & reflexes & watching how she moves. ...Read more

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I have an iron plate in the head of the humerus of my right shoulder. Am pregnant . Is it safe to have a normal vaginal birth or csection?

I have an iron plate in the head of the humerus of my right shoulder. Am pregnant . Is it safe to have a normal vaginal birth or csection?

Birth: What does a plate in humerus have to do with making child birth decision ? Whether you can deliver normally or byc section depends upon the size of your baby with respect to size of your pelvis, and the progress of labor. ...Read more

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