Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2010-10-14

Q.

Baby born-with forceps

Hi. My baby is 20 months now. I had natural birth + she was helped out with instruments, forceps. If its the right word. Her head, feels abit boney, abit knoby. Is their skulls smove + flat, if u feel it? Must i have her head checked. Or did gynae do it, without injury to her head?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is quite possible that you are feeling the normal slightly bumpy areas on sections of you baby's skull bones. It is unlikley that the forceps injured your baby as they wre only used to assist with your baby's birth and you had a gynae present at your bay's birth. Gynaes are highly experienced in the safe use of forceps.

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