Mother Gives Birth to 13.47 Pound Girl in Germany

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One of the heaviest babies ever born in Germany was born at the University Hospital Leipzig. The baby girl, Jasleen, weighed a whopping 13.47 pounds and measured nearly 23 inches long.

She was born vaginally, not via a C-section, according to a hospital statement.

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“We anticipated that the child would be big,” said Holger Stepan, chief of obstetrics.

“We planned ahead of time by forming a special team (of physicians and midwives) to deal with any potential problems.”

He said he’d never before helped in the birth of such a heavy baby. The hospital said both mother and child are well.

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The girl’s mother had gestational diabetes, which can cause newborns to be delivered bigger than normal if left untreated or unmanaged.

Stepan added in the statement the ultrasound did not accurately gauge the baby’s weight, and the actual size and weight of the child “astonished us.”

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Her condition was not discovered until the mother checked herself into the hospital while in labor. She had not previously been a patient there.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest baby ever born was a boy weighing in at 23 pounds and 12 ounces.  The boy was born on January 19, 1879, in Seville, Ohio, to a giantess called Anna Bates, but he perished 11 hours later.

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