My daughter was born 7 weeks premature, so she is doing a lot of catch up growing. At her 4 month well child check he head seemed to be growing quickly, especially in comparison to her length (which has always been small). The doctor was a little concerned so she brought us back for another check up in a month. We had that check up today, and the circumference of her head was growing, not abnormally, but not proportional to her length growth. I understand that she is premature, so she will be slower in some areas of development. It just worries because now they are doing an ultrasound on her head and we at starting Physiotherapy classes (she refuses to do tummy time and lift her head, and I'm afraid this is because it's too heavy). I was so shocked when the doctor told us, I didn't ask too many questions. I understand that they are looking from fluid of something, but what kind treatments would result if we got back a negative result. Also, a side note. There was a hemorrhage on her brain in the NICU, but very small. The doctors there thought it was just a bruise from delivery, and so unconcerned with it they didn't order another scan. Considering my difficult pregnancy and delivery, I'm extremely worried. Could someone give me some advice or stories if they've gone through this? Thanks.View Thread
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