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I think our average is 13-14.5. However, if *I* measure the head, the mw measures the head, and the doc measures the head, we'd get three different measurements. Everyone places the tape a little differently, some pull it really taut, others not so much,etc. It also depends upon how soon after the birth you measure. The moulding on the head can change dramatically even in 1/2 an hour after birth. And mode of birth also affects it--if mama had a scheduled c-section, or if baby was breech, or if baby was in a funky position so that mama had to push for a heck f a long time, that would affect the shape of the baby's head.

So while, yes, 15 is a pretty good sized head (I'm sure it's all brains
), the Guiness Book of World Records probably won't be knocking down your door.
 

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ds had a 13.25 in head (10th percentile)- it hurt like crazy pushing him out! I can't imagine 15 or 16 in!!!
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Ds's head was 14 3/4" The midwife thought that was PRETTY BIG. He still has a big head:LOL HE can wear the same size hat as dd.
 

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If I recall, Noah's head was about 38 cm (that should be around 15 inches) - it was and still is rather large, just like his Daddy.
I remember the newborn hat I had for him to wear home darn near wouldn't even go on his head! He was breech, too. So, I'm pretty sure I can push just about anything out after that birth... :LOL
 
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