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Did Your Baby Have This During Labor?

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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A fetal scalp electrode?  

I was induced and at around the 13 hour mark started experiencing some minimal complications, so they inserted a fetal scalp monitor onto my daughter and a intrauterine monitor into me.

My daughter will be a month old (omg how time fies!) on the 7th and she still has a moderately thick scab on the back of her head from where the monitor was.  I'm just curious to see how many other moms/babies had this and when I should expect the scab to fall off.  She already has a good amount of hair so I'm not worried about a scar, but she's already rolling and I don't want her to rip the scab off.

If this was done during your labor, how long till the scab fell off?  Was there a lasting scar?

Thanks ladies!

by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:16 AM
One did, no effects. She had a ton of hair.
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siindy0625
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:22 AM
it happened to me with my first born son it healed on its own
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Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Nope
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MJP76
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:11 PM

My youngest did.. But that was 11 years ago, so I don't remember..

mama.samm.2.3
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM
My youngest did. The scab was there for about a monthish I think. Then it went away. You can't tell now. She will be 2 in April.
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piwife
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:16 PM
My second did. He had no scars
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JMmomof2
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:26 PM
Never had it. Good luck and Congrats on the new babe
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kellysparkles
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Thanks :)  I'm loving every minute!

Quoting JMmomof2:

Never had it. Good luck and Congrats on the new babe


norahsmommy
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM
My first dd had one. The little wound took forever to heal ( more than a month) and she has a scar to this day. She is 8 years old
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yperez0209
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:02 PM

My daughter had one of those placed and i don't remember any scab forming or scaring. Maybe what she has isn't from the monitor? IDK that didn't happen to us.

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