Why your baby may have fluid on his brain during pregnancy

Fluid on the brain is also called hydrocephalus. Your doctor may find that your baby has hydrocephalus during a routine ultrasound. If your baby is diagnosed with hydrocephalus the next step will to determine the cause and explore treatment options.

Hydrocephalus can be caused by a variety of reasons. Sometimes it can be a sign of a more serious disorder and other times the cause is unknown and it resolves on it's own.

If you baby is diagnosed with hydrocephalus make sure you ask your doctor plenty of questions. I suggest you write your questions down so you don't forget them. Talk to your doctor about possible causes and treatments. It can be a very scary time but try to relax and wait for more information.

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4Katie
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    04/18/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I knew of a couple who's baby either had this or no brain (if that's possible), it's been over 20 years so memory escapes me. It was a sad situation though.
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    04/18/14
    4Katie
    I am glad to hear it all turned out great Jessica Garvin!
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      04/19/14
      This would be scary to have happen!
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