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I have a baby with an abnormally large head, cab I have natural birth?
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In brief: Yes
Depending on size a trial of vaginal delivery may work out.

In brief: Yes
Depending on size a trial of vaginal delivery may work out.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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