Aa
A
A
A
Close
Pregnancy 35 and Older Community
13.8k Members
Avatar universal

baby's head too small at 30 weeks?

At a routine 30 week ultrasound yesterday (I go every 3-4 weeks due to loosing a twin at 8 weeks), I learned that the baby's head was measuring small but the rest of her seemed to be on track. Overall she was in the 60th% for size, but individually her head was only in the 5th%!!?  She has been growing on track every week and head measurements have been a little                                                small all along but increasing each week.
I am freaking out something is suddenly, terribly wrong. They are sending me for a level II ultrasound next week to make sure. This is the first time they seemed to really be concerned that her head was small.
She is in the head down position and seems fine otherwise, heartbeat 141 and very active. All genetic markers came back negative, things seemed fine.
Anyone have experiences with "small head size"? Desperately need some reassurance.
Google has gotten the better of me the last 24 hrs and I am now expecting the worst!!  
thanks,
:( scared
4 Responses
764229 tn?1322523484
I do not know anything about this, but I wanted to say that I am sorry you are going through this and I will pray for you and your little one, best wishes
377493 tn?1356505749
My son didn't have small head size necessarily, but at my later u/s various areas measured differently. For example, abdomen might have been ahead, legs behind, etc. etc.  He was born small, but perfectly healthy and is now a healthy 8 month old.  I don't think this is all that uncommon, but it is good you are getting things checked out.  It's impossible not to worry, but in my experience they double check everything just to be safe.  Rarely is there a problem picked up at this stage that was missed earlier.  Good luck, and please let us know how you are doing.
Avatar universal
thank you !!
Avatar universal
Can you give us an update? 34 week ultra sound just came in and baby’s head is measuring small.
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.