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My wife gave birth to a baby 5 days back
it was a normal delivery and the baby had elongated head initially
in 24 hrs it was reduced by 60% but still there is some elongation
i just want to know how many weeks more it will take to become normal
the doctor who did the delivery said it will take some weeks
Ok, congratulations first
The elongated appearance might be because of the accumulation of the blood and fluid over the skull of the baby. This is not a malformation to note
Since the doctor would have ruled out major anamolies I would safely say that there could be a impaired venous return
This is because there are stages of labor
When the first stage and second stage of labor are bit prolonged then this happens
during the second stage
This fluid / blood will eventually be absorbed and the skull takes normal shape
Are you following what I say?
The time taken to reabsorb or the entire fluid is generally 4 to 8 weeks
No other treatment is necessary
then i need not worry till 8 weeks
Even after that you just need to get examined by the pediatrician
yes we have a vaccination appointment in the mid of decemeber
yeah hence do not worry just observe the swelling it should subside
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