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    Default Dolichocephalic shape head?

    Ok ladies, help please I'm starting to panic.


    I have an ob appointment next Tuesday & have just come back from my doc now & he printed off my morphology report to take to the hospital for their records. I had this scan done over a month ago & at the time the doc said we may have to do a repeat ultrasound as the baby was lying in breach position so they couldn't get all the measurements.

    Now, I've just read the report now I'm home & it's says "the head does have a dolichocephalic shape, which accounts for the reduced BPD, but this is usually of no clinical significance." It goes on to say everything else is within normal limits & appeared normal.

    I'm ****ting myself as this is number 3 & nothing like this has come up before. Google is a joke, it's scaring me even more. I will of course as the gp & ob next time. But nothing about this was brought to my attention at the time of the scan or in the last month.

    Has anyone else had this? Should I be worried & go back to my gp before I see the ob next week?

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    No, I would try not to worry. You did the worse possible thing to do- you GOOGLED! (don't worry- I would have too- I just couldn't help myself). If they say it's of no significance than it probably isn't. I would try not to worry, if they were worried they would have advised to go straight away.


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    Thank you. I don't understand if its of no significance why even put it in the report?

    Has anyone had this on an ultrasound report before?
    Last edited by Miados2007; 26-08-2013 at 13:21.

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    Bumping for the afternoon crowd & because I'd really like to if anyone else has the same experience?

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    Hi Miados,

    Yes, we had a very similar experience with DD at our 20 week scan, although in her case the shape of her head was so severe that we were referred to a specialist fetal ultrasound place for another, more in-depth scan immediately. The growth of her head was monitored closely for the rest of my pregnancy, and although she was born with a funny shaped head, you would never notice now she's older.

    Our case was very, very unusual though.

    I would think that the fact no-one has mentioned it to you (and the scan was a month ago) is a really, really good thing. Baby's head shapes can change dramatically during pregnancy and birth, and there is a huge scope of what is considered 'normal' in a head shape for that reason. I would ask the doctor if you were concerned, but I really wouldn't be worried.

    Good luck, try not to worry, and please feel free to PM me if you have any more questions!

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    Thank you so much Scarlett, that was the reassuring answer I was hoping for. Thank you so much. Ill just mention to my ob next week & try not to stress in the meantime. I'm happy for your outcome :-)


 

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