A young mother gave birth to the world’s biggest baby on Monday- weighing a staggering 15 pounds!
Nandini, 19 was just as shocked as everyone else with the size of her baby girl who weighs the same as an average 6 month old. The baby was born in southern India and is more than double the size of a typical newborn. The unnamed baby was born via Caesarean section with the local health officer saying: ‘In my 25 years of experience, I had never seen such a big baby. She is a miracle. I believe she is not only the heaviest baby born in India but the heaviest baby girl ever born in the world.’
The mother was given no indication during her pregnancy that her baby would be so big. She herself weighs 94kg and is 5.9′ tall. Her pregnancy was smooth although she had slightly elevated sugar levels. The doctors confirmed that she was not diabetic which is usually linked to having big babies.
The gynaecologist who delivered the baby said: ‘She came as a big surprise for all of us. The surgery took place for nearly half an hour and it was free of any risk. She is really big and beautiful. She does not have any health issues like irregular sugar levels or thyroid and is breathing well. We were initially concerned about her sugar levels but that is normal. The mother had made regular visits for check-ups at the hospital and never showed signs of gestational diabetes or thyroid disorders. Both the mother and the child are doing fine and we will discharge them once we are confident of the baby’s health.’
This is the first child for Nandini and her husband Arun who have been married for two years. They are both said to be very excited with the arrival of their baby and are counting down the days when they can bring her home.
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