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head measured bigger on ultrasound than expected
lotto315 posted:
Hello all:

My wife just got a call from her doctor that the ultrasound we just had showed that the baby's head was measuring 3-4 weeks ahead (she is around 32-33 weeks). Anyway, he said from what he could tell the brain looked good, and the baby was in the 75th percentile for the rest of her body. He said he would still like us to go to have another ultrasound just to be safe. Of course we are freaking out a bit, but I was wondering if anyone else has gone through this, and what your results were. Our first daughter was 8lbs 11 ounces, and I always joked that she had a bg head, but we never had an ultrasound with her at 33 weeks, so we don't know if her head would have measured bigger too. Anyways, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you all
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear lotto315,

It sounds like your wife's doctor wants to do a follow up "just to be safe." It sounds like he is doing his best for your wife and her current pregnancy. If the doctor sees anything concerning at the next ultrasound, then he may refer you to a specialist. If not, you can chalk it up to having a big head like his or her sister has.

Write back and let us know how things work out.

In support,

eden51671 responded:
I just happened to be looking around and saw your post. I am an OB/GYN Sonographer. There is nothing about that that sounds concerning to me AT ALL. I see that on a regular basis. Its just genetics. I would try not to invest one more moment of concern. Easy for me to say I know.

Hope all goes well.
lotto315 responded:
Just for those that responded and any future people that have this same question, my wife and I went to the doctor and everything was fine! Our baby is just really big, but the doctor said everything was measuring big, which because my wife's family has big babies isn't too out of the ordinary. Thanks for your responses, and in late April our little (big) girl will arrive.

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