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Breech head - l

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MammyKaz Thu 29-Nov-12 14:38:43

Hi, would definitely agree with cranial osteopathy recommendation. My DD was forceps delivered (very aggressively) and has an indentation on her forehead. Still there 27 months later! No GP or HV took my concerns seriously. Cranial osteopathy helped but 2yrs on the forceps damage may now be either exasperating or causing, other issues which we're just having investigated. Osteopathy is hopefully going to help again to some degree.
Don't leave it. If you're nervous call the Osteopathic Centre for Children, they're based in London but can give recommendations for specialists in children across the country. Also speak with the osteo in advance, they should be more than happy - I had about a hundred questions before we first went.
Good luck

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Nov-12 10:36:59

Hi there,

We will shortly be moving this thread to Children's Health as it is a better fit.


sparklekitty Tue 27-Nov-12 10:35:19

Another one for cranial osteopathy. My DD was a ventouse and shoulder dystocia delivery and quite traumatic. She was born with a very mishapen head that didn't fix itself.

Our health visitor came round for the first time and commented on her weird shaped head! It caused her quite a bit of pain too, lots of headaches and weirdly was linked to wind and colic. We took her for cranial massage and she is now fine, head is a totally different shape.

It cost us about £35 for half an hour and she really enjoyed it apart from anything else

lopopo Mon 12-Nov-12 15:36:46

Thanks amazing! I hadn't thought of cranial osteopathy. Will check that out.

amazingmumof6 Mon 12-Nov-12 10:46:28

first of all congrats on DD, well done!

I don't have experience in your exact problem, but I'd like to share my opinion hoping it will be helpful,

I'd take her to have a cranial osteopathy session
they do gentle manipulation of cranial plates, which moves/adjusts things back in the right places so to speak

my oldest was delivered by forceps so I had him checked out and was reassured that there was no damage from forceps. I'm glad I did this

DS4 was footling breech, but ELCS, so my osteopath checked him over and gave great advice

he also helped with DD'd various problems, don't want to bore you with details, the guy is my hero!

I've been going to him for 15 years. he never ever said to come back for another session unnecessarily (so he could milk me for more money),if the problem was sorted (for me or kids) that was that

mine cost £39 for 20 mins sessions, but it's worth every penny - if you get the right person!

ask around in your area, for word-of-mouth recommendation and you can even call different practices for advice!

but if they ask you to sign up for a string of sessions leave immediately!
there might be an initial consultation fee, but to be honest you should just be able to get an appointment and take it from there

lopopo Sun 11-Nov-12 22:09:57

Hi my baby girl is adorable and 14 weeks old. She was breech and has what was described to me by a paediatrician as a typical breech presentation head. She has a prominent forehead and her head is also pronounced at the back. I've been told the head shape will change. Does anyone know when or have any experience of this?

My child is happy and healthy so I feel a little guilty bothering about this but any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

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