Newborn Cone-head Shape

ANSWER “Immediately after birth is perfectly normal, that baby had a long way to travel and in order to make its little head get through the birth canal, it has to allow those sutures to kind of overlap a little bit and it will elongate the head that will change over the next couple of days after birth and it will go back to normal. So don’t worry, you don’t have to find your child a special hat because it’s perfectly normal.”

Rita Chesney, CNM
RN, MS, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife. BSN, 1988, Seton Hall University, South Orange N.J.; MS,CNM, 2001, University of Maryland at Baltimore; Lieutenant Colonel, Army (Retired) As a child, I always knew I wanted to be in the medical profession but it was the experience watching nurses take care... Read More