Head Circumference?

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  1. hexyewdancer

    hexyewdancer Mummy to Roman

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    Anyone know what the average head circumference is at birth?

    My friend went for a scan last week and shes 36 weeks gone. Her LO has a head circumference of 39cm. When you actually get a tape measure and look, it is massive.

    OMG im crapping myself. If my LO has a head that big then im just gonna die with pain.
     
  2. Dukechick

    Dukechick Wife & proud Mom of 2

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    Don't know, and don't wanna know! lol......
     
  3. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    I had a scan at 36 weeks too, my baby's HC was 32.5cm which according to the graph in my notes is bang on average, and it would be expected to be 37cm by 40 weeks (i.e tomorrow!) I'm with you though, seems scarily big, I have NO idea how that is going to come out.
     
  4. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    My friends baby was 3 days overdue and her head circumfrence was 35cm.. at my 34 week scan my babys was 30.4cm x
     
  5. Kimboowee

    Kimboowee Complete

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    At my 34 week scan the head was bang on for dates, not sure about cms. I got a pic and the head looks really big!!!!!
     
  6. lesleyann

    lesleyann Mummy

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    have not had any scans since 20weeks but on my chart its right on the middle line, but dont they say babys skull bones are not fused together so therefore babys head gets kind of pushed together to come out easyer or was someone telling me Sh**t lol
     
  7. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Caitlyns was 32 when she was born x
     
  8. Pixie

    Pixie Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure about circumference but average diamater is 9.5cm which is why you have to dialate to 10cm before you are ready to push xx
     
  9. elmaxie

    elmaxie Mummy to Nathan & Hannah.

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    Remember their skulls are soft and have like 2 plates which after birth knit together sooooo you wont be pushing out a solid 34cm head....it will be smaller.

    Ok have I convinced myself or anyone else???

    :rofl:

    Emma.xx
     
  10. Pixie

    Pixie Well-Known Member

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    Convinced me!!! :happydance:
     
  11. lesleyann

    lesleyann Mummy

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    thank god someone else has been told that i had started to think someone had just made it up for me lol
     
  12. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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    Mine were 33 and 32, 32cm at full term (7lb 4, 6lb 4 and 6lb 4 again) xxxxx
     
  13. ruth222

    ruth222 Mum of 1 to be Mum of 2

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    lol I'm not even gonna think about this one lol¬
     
  14. amelia222

    amelia222 Well-Known Member

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    I was told at prenatal class that the average newborns head is 30-35 cm. And yes, is is squishy.....or so I'm told.
     

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