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    Just gave birth to a baby with a 38cm head and the birth and recovery was no different to my firstborn who was 36cm. So on that front you'll be fine, the body is pretty accomodating.

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    No idea in percentile but With ds1 I was told he had a huge head but no other mentions in size. He was a big baby 9pd11.5oz, with a 36.5cm head.

    With ds2 i was told at 36wk growth scan he would be a 9pd but other measurements were average. He had a bigger head than ds1 (he was 9pd9.5oz, with a 37cm head. Born in 3hrs)

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    My boy has a whopper of a head (90+ percentile). I didn't know until he was born. Apparently big heads can be a sign of fluid on the brain but I was told you only need to worry if bub is off the chart (near 100%) and even then it's only a small number that have something wrong. Some babies just have big boofheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    Is this true? My obs only measures the head and has told me bub is a whopper.....
    He swears by his ultrasound but I'd be interested to see if he is full of sh*t.
    They tend to be more accurate for smaller babies in the later part of pregnancy but if your baby is on the bigger side then late scans are much less accurate. Personally, I would not opt for a c sect based on an ultrasound alone. It's actually pretty rare, from what I've read, for a woman to grow a baby she can't birth, assuming she has no underlying medical issues. And birthing my 9 pound 12 oz bub was easier than my 8 pound 8oz baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    They tend to be more accurate for smaller babies in the later part of pregnancy but if your baby is on the bigger side then late scans are much less accurate. Personally, I would not opt for a c sect based on an ultrasound alone. It's actually pretty rare, from what I've read, for a woman to grow a baby she can't birth, assuming she has no underlying medical issues. And birthing my 9 pound 12 oz bub was easier than my 8 pound 8oz baby!
    The c-section is not just cos bub is massive, he/she is also posterior facing and breech.
    I told the obs a big baby wasn't a reason to c-section as far as I was concerned but the breech issue makes it a whole different ball game I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    The c-section is not just cos bub is massive, he/she is also posterior facing and breech.
    I told the obs a big baby wasn't a reason to c-section as far as I was concerned but the breech issue makes it a whole different ball game I suppose.
    Sorry I meant that bit more for the PP who mentioned their ob saying c sect as bub is big.
    I'm trying to think- was it @citrus rain that had a natural breech baby recently? It can be done if it's important to you.

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    Thnaks guys have a two week wait til next appoinment with OBS but still a mystery why AC is in 57th percentile and head in 90th when at 20 week scan both were 90????? Trying to search on line but nothing coming up!


 

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