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Large fetus head at 30 weeks

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  • Posted By: d_palmer
  • December 4, 2007
  • 06:28 AM

My wife and I just had an ultrasound.
We are 30 weeks along, but the obstertician noted that the baby's head was the size that it should be at 33 weeks (296mm), although all other body measurements were normal for a 30 week old.

He said it was "nothing to worry about" but wants us back in 2 weeks for another ultrasound.

Still, we're a bit anxious, anyone heard of this before?

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  • It was the same story for me, 30 weeks along with a 33 week large head. On mine the baby's body was measuring 28 weeks though. My doctor wasn't worried at all about it, and didn't have us come back to have another ultrasound. I'm due in about two weeks now, so we'll see how things go.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 24, 2007
    • 06:45 AM
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  • I am 34 weeks and had an ultrasound yesterday. My doctor said that my babies head was in the 98th percentile!!! I am going back next week for another ultrasound but I have pretty much been freaking out ever since. I have gestational diabeties so my baby is large as it is but his head seems to be 3 weeks ahead of what it should be. The doctor said not to panic and that it was probably nothing but that is easy for him to say!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 24, 2008
    • 07:10 PM
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  • It was the same story for me, 30 weeks along with a 33 week large head. On mine the baby's body was measuring 28 weeks though. My doctor wasn't worried at all about it, and didn't have us come back to have another ultrasound. I'm due in about two weeks now, so we'll see how things go.so how did uyour appointment go. my doctor said my babys head was 3 weeks larger than the body. i have another appointment but its not for a week. was your baby ok?
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