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Baby girl born yesterday 6pound and 12 inch head circumference. Is her head fine I was told during pregnancy that she might have microcephaly?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics
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In brief: Head measures small

Her weight is right around the 5th percentile for a newborn but her head is well below the 3rd percentile.
The first head measurement after birth is difficult to rely on as there are things like "molding" (shape changes) from passing through the birth canal to consider.This info has to be put into context with the help of your pediatrician. They are there to assist you, don't hesitate to ask quest

In brief: Head measures small

Her weight is right around the 5th percentile for a newborn but her head is well below the 3rd percentile.
The first head measurement after birth is difficult to rely on as there are things like "molding" (shape changes) from passing through the birth canal to consider.This info has to be put into context with the help of your pediatrician. They are there to assist you, don't hesitate to ask quest
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics

In brief: Sounds OK

She sounds like her weight and head circumference are pretty much in alignment.
She is a small baby. Head circumference needs to be measured over time. Her height, weight and head circumference will be measured and plotted at every well baby exam to be sure she is growing properly. Congrats on your new arrival! Enjoy her, they grow so quickly!

In brief: Sounds OK

She sounds like her weight and head circumference are pretty much in alignment.
She is a small baby. Head circumference needs to be measured over time. Her height, weight and head circumference will be measured and plotted at every well baby exam to be sure she is growing properly. Congrats on your new arrival! Enjoy her, they grow so quickly!
Dr. Lori Semel
Dr. Lori Semel
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