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What is Cephalohematoma and is it dangerous?

The last thing any new parent wants to hear is that their little one sustained an injury at birth. Though doctors do not intentionally do so, they often make matters worse by using big terms that do not adequately explain a child's condition but instead, strike fear into the hearts of new parents. If your New York OB/GYN or a hospital specialist mentioned the term in conjunction with your child, you may fear for your little one's health and livelihood. Before you panic, it is important to better understand CH, its symptoms and the typical prognosis.

According to Healthline, between one and two percent of all babies will develop CH during or after birth. It is not dangerous and will often heal itself within several weeks to a few months. CH is characterized by a bulge on the back of your baby's skull. This bulge contains blood that sits atop of the skull, meaning the brain is not affected. Before the bulge heals, you will notice that it hardens. This means the blood is calcifying. After a few weeks, the bump will slowly shrink. In some cases, the center of the bulge will disappear first, leaving a crater-like spot at the back of your baby's head.

Aside from the bulge, your baby may not display any outward symptoms of the condition. However, CH does lead to some internal issues, which may include jaundice, anemia or infection. These complications often fade as the bulge does. However, it is important to maintain frequent doctor's visits until the bulge is completely gone, as if your baby does develop complications, he or she may need extra attention. For instance, your doctor may order a blood transfusion to ease the symptoms of anemia, or phototherapy to break down jaundice-causing bilirubin and speed up its removal from your baby's system. 

Aside from the aforementioned minor complications, your baby's recovery from CH requires monitoring but nothing more. The outlook for CH is a positive one, so enjoy your time with your new bundle of joy and stress less.

The information in this post is neither medical nor legal advice. It is for educational purposes only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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