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Pregnant. Ultrasound shows child's head is larger than normal. Family history of hydrocephalus. Cause of worry?

hi now i m in sixth month of pregnancy , in ultra sound doctor told that the baby head is biger than the normal ,my mom had mild hydrocephalus with chiari 1 malformation , but now she is cured from hydrocephalus . is it chance for hydrocephalus to my baby , if it so what are the test i have to do now . how to prevent it ?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

It is better to follow the condition closely and have regular ultrasound examinations. Since you are in the sixth month of your pregnancy it may be a good idea to consult with a neonatologist to have the baby resuscitated immediately after birth. However please be aware that hydrocephalus is mostly a treatable condition. I think that you need to reassure yourself of that and not become anxious. Consult an obstetrician who is ready to help.

Take care and have a lovely day !
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