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Originally Posted by BethLS
My DD has been home for a little over two weeks, and I was just curious how long it takes for their heads to get 'less long'. I've heard this is common in preemies, especially those that were on the cpap for an extended period of time. She doesn't have an overly large head or anything ( ) just like instead of growing outward, it grew backward.
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.
Originally Posted by Arien
Can anyone tell me why is it that preemies get that "preemie head"? My girlfriend just had her baby at 36 weeks, but weighed only 1182 grams. The baby is tiny, she got conflicting reasons for the baby's small size from the obs and the pedi, so the reason is unknown. The baby's doing okay, still in the NICU, but gaining weight slowly, but the baby has that undeniable "preemie head" why is that why does it occur?
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