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I just had DS2 a couple of weeks ago at home and I thought it odd that he had no head molding at birth, especially since he was posterior. I thought pretty much all babies born vaginally have at least some molding to their heads in order to come down the birth canal? Just wondering if anyone else had the same experience.

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They all have some molding at birth, but some bounce back really fast, and it's not as noticeable on some babies as it is on others.

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Neither of mine did, and they were both posterior. With dd1 several people asked if she was born by C-section.
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My DS was born without any noticeable molding. I don't know if he was posterior, but I don't think so. He was born pretty quickly, and still in the caul, and I figured that was why he wasn't squashed. smile.gif

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My DS was born without any noticeable molding. I don't know if he was posterior, but I don't think so. He was born pretty quickly, and still in the caul, and I figured that was why he wasn't squashed. smile.gif

 

That's so awesome he was born in the caul! I was actually kinda hoping DS2 was going to be born that way. I think it's rare though. I've heard it's less painful that way too. I'm thinking his head didn't get squished because my water broke as I was pushing. 

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My youngest didn't have noticeable molding. He was my biggest with the biggest head AND a nuchal arm! I do wonder if the nuchal arm prevented more molding? It was first pointed out when I posted freshly born baby pics on facebook and my mw with his big brother (I moved, so I couldn't use the same ones!) commented on his head shape  that he "didn't help me out much" lol. 


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Only my first had head molding. (I was only 17 when I had him, and I wasn't prepared to see a cone headed newborn! It really freaked me out!)
My other 3 had perfectly round heads. I guess for some, the first baby really paves the way for the rest

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My youngest didn't have noticeable molding. He was my biggest with the biggest head AND a nuchal arm! I do wonder if the nuchal arm prevented more molding? It was first pointed out when I posted freshly born baby pics on facebook and my mw with his big brother (I moved, so I couldn't use the same ones!) commented on his head shape  that he "didn't help me out much" lol. 

 

A nuchal arm? Ouch!! That's probably what prevented the molding. 

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My babies all had quick pushing times (especially the last two) and minimal, if any, molding.


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