Is this the world's biggest baby?

@rosie_123 (6118)
August 12, 2007 9:37am CST
I was reading a story in my newspaper yesterday, that made my eyes water! Seems a woman in the North of England has just given birth to a baby boy who weighed 14lb 7oz (about 6.50 kg) at birth, and was 24 inches long (61 centimetres). The baby, who has been named Shaune, was born naturally. He is his Mother's 3rd child, and the other two were both only 8lbs at birth. He is perfectly healthy. So have you heard of a bigger baby at birth? Or did you have a large baby yourself? As a woman all I can say is "ouch"!!!
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
12 Aug 07
I *think* I once read of a baby born at 16lbs & change. It's been a long time since I read the article, I could be remembering wrong. My 3 were all in the 6lb range, and not one of them weighed 14lbs until well after 6 months. I'm a student midwife, and I have heard a couple women say that their bigger baby's birth were easier than their smaller baby. Now in those cases we are talking about having say a 7 pounder & a 9 or 10 pounder; not 14 lbs! But from their perspective the bigger baby engaged better, gravity had more to work with and the substance of the baby just made it easier to push.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
12 Aug 07
I guess that could be possible - hadn't really thought of it like that! I couldn't scan a decent picture of the baby to go with this, because it was only a newspaper photo and didn't scan well when I tried - but he is certainly a happy looking, and handsome chap!!
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
12 Aug 07
god bless that woman,i only had 3 babies and my first was 6 pounds,my twins were 5 pounds 1 oz and 5 pounds 11.i had c-sections though so i could just imagine had this lady felt.god bless.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
12 Aug 07
So in fact this one baby was bigger than both your twins together! That is amazing. Thanks for responding.
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@ky1119 (699)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Ouch! I'm hurting for her. Both of my boys weighed eight and a half pounds and my daughter weighed in at a half an ounce under seven pounds at three weeks early. I CANNOT imagine having a 14 pound baby naturally, I can't even imagine carrying one that big! More power to her, I agree with Sunshine, I'd be calling it quits!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
12 Aug 07
Maybe she will! Don't think anyone has dared to ask her if she wants anymore yet! LOL!
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@sunshinecup (7881)
12 Aug 07
So THAT was what those screams were, and I live in Kentucky!! :o0 That one baby almost tripled my girls, I had 5 pound babies. I tell you now if I gave birth to a child that size, it would be an only child.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
12 Aug 07
LOL! Well the Mother hasn't said yet whether she wants to have anymore! Guess she's still in shock! Thanks for answering.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Aug 07
ughhhh hearing things like this i'm glad that i won't have the "having babies" problem in my life lmao. god, hurts just thinking about it!!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
12 Aug 07
If you could have babies just imagine what a wealthy man you would be:-)) LOL!
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Aug 07
hehe, very true honey
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• United States
12 Aug 07
Wow! ...and I agree: ouch!!! My mom's youngest brother was either nearly 11 lbs. or a little over at birth. Until today, Andy was the biggest baby I ever heard of, and he took my grandmother's womb with him when he came out. That poor woman! I'm glad the baby is healthy & I hope mom heals quickly.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
12 Aug 07
Well she is still quite young - about 24 or 25 I think - so I'm sure that she will heal quickly. Thanks for your response.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I think it was last year there was a baby born in South America somewhere - the baby was huge but I don't remember how big. ANything bigger then 10 lbs- makes me cringe and shutter at the thought!!! according to Ripley's: Largest Baby Born THE QUESTION: How heavy was the worlds heaviest baby? THEANSWER: Meet Anna Haining Swan, 2.27 m (7 ft 5 and a half in) at the peak of her physical stature. She reportedly weighed 8.1 kg (18 pounds) when she was born and was 69 cm (27 inches) long however, it is not her but her child that holds the record for largest baby born. He was the largest newborn ever recorded, at 10.6 kg, or 22 pounds and 28 inches (71 centimeters) tall and each of his feet was six inches long.They put a strong bandage around the baby’s neck to assist with the delivery. The baby was born on 19 January, but he survived only 2 hours. (HOLY COW) here is the link....http://www.ripleys.com/core/answers/?p=386#respond
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
Oh my goodness!! 18lbs! I am cringeing now too! Thanks for your response.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
14 Aug 07
thanks for the BR but you didn't read the whole thing- it's not her but her baby who was 22lbs, 28 inches and his feet were 6 inches long at birth.....Good Golly!!!!
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@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
12 Aug 07
Me too, I say AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH rather than ouch. Can't imagine the pain she must have gone through and can only hope that she had an epidural, not sure if this comes under the heading of natural though. My baby was 9 pounds at birth and that was painful enough! Gas and air does not do anything for pain in childbirth in my experience and there was no other pain relief available. Well done to this lady.
• United States
13 Aug 07
My youngest was my biggest..he was 8lbs 8oz and I had trouble having him. He ripped me pretty good. My other two were 8lbs 6oz and 7lbs 13 oz
@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
Not sure whether she had an epidural or not. But here in the UK we would still describe that as a natural birth - it would only be a C-section that would be described otherwise. Thanks to both of you for your answers.
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
13 Aug 07
My grandfather was 14lb at birth, my husband was over 12lb. Big babies are very common on both sides of my family, I was the smallest baby we have ever had at 8lb 10, everyone thought there was something wrong with me as I was so small compared to the rest of our family! I'm always a bit surprised bow samll othe peoples babies seem to be these days.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
Well here the average baby is between 6lb and 8lb at birth - so your family all sound very big to me! Thanks for your response.
@pinnibabu (135)
13 Aug 07
The discussion You have put forward has really surprised me. Congratulations to the proud mother. My child was 4.5 pounds when born. I wonder what pain must have the mother undergone in this case.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
Thanks for your answer.
• United States
13 Aug 07
That is a big baby. How did she carry that baby for nine months? My brother and I were normal. I was more than 7 pounds and my brother was more than 6 pounds. We were both healthy and normal. My mother has a normal birth as well for the record.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
Thanks for your answer.
• United States
13 Aug 07
I think I would die!!!! LOL! I can't even imagine giving birth to a child that big! My son was almost 10 lbs and they knew he was a big baby so we planned a csection. I would never try this one, though! I don't think I have ever heard of a baby that big, I might have to go look in the Guiness Book of World Records to see what the biggest baby is. I wish her luck!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
Thanks for your response.
• Australia
12 Aug 07
my mother was 42 when she had me, i was 12lb .6oz 3 weeks premature and a breach birth i would hate to see how big i would have grown if i had gone full term.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
My - you were a big baby! Thanks for your response.
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
12 Aug 07
OMG! That must be the biggest baby ever! I say get that woman some pain meds! She deserves them and more!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
13 Aug 07
LOL! Indeed she does. Thanks for your answer!