Jump to content

Premature twins

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Renee4651

Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:49 PM

Hi my twins were born at 33 weeks and they have noticed my older one who is also the smaller one born 4 pound 9 has a recedimg chin and also a lopsided bottom gum. They have told me his jaw did not develop properly. One side has grown longer than the other. Has anyone else had this happen? If i can post a pic i will

#2 Fright bat

Posted 31 July 2016 - 02:06 PM

It sounds like perhaps a mild form of hemifacial microsomia? Not common but not uncommon. You will undoubtedly see a paediatric plastic surgeon experienced in treating it (and depending on severity it may not need treatment at all, or can wait until your child is older). Your baby will be assessed in due course for other things that might be affected - ears, muscles and fat in the face, nerves that move the facial muscles, and the eye socket. There are literally a million and one things that may or may not be offered... But right now it's unlikely to affect your new baby, so mostly it will be a watch and see approach (as long as there are no issues with your babies ability to breathe due to a small jaw).

Please don't stress too much about it in the short term - it's a common enough issue that we know an awful lot about it, and Australia certainly has plenty of experts more than capable of making sure everything turns out ok!

#3 lucky 2

Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:31 AM

Hi Renee4651,

I have moved your topic into the Babies Born Early Forum, I hope you receive some helpful feedback.

Kind regards,

lucky 2

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Top 5 Viewed Articles

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.