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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 20:40

(CNN) -- One of the heaviest babies ever born in Germany was born last week 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.

"We anticipated that the child would be big," said Holger Stepan, chief of obstetrics. "We prepared in advance by assembling a special team (of doctors and midwives) to be ready for any possible complications."

He said he'd never before helped in the birth of such a heavy baby.

The girl's mother suffered from gestational diabetes, which, when untreated or uncontrolled, can cause babies to be born larger than normal.

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

The hospital said both mother and child are well.

According to the website for Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby -- weighing in at more than 23 pounds -- was born in Seville, Ohio, on January 19, 1879. He died 11 hours later.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...html?hpt=hp_bn2




#2 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 20:42

Gestational diabetes.  Not fun. :(



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 21:18


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

 

That's unreal. I bet that hurt.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 16:34

pfft. according to my mom and my birth records, I was 13lbs 9 oz when I was born



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:22

Great we'll now have a female version of Augustus Glup from Willy wonka lol

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:29

Great we'll now have a female version of Augustus Glup from Willy wonka lol

 

 

But this one came DOWN the pipe.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:14

But this one came DOWN the pipe.

It matters not which directon you go through the pipe :p lol



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 13:31

Jeezzz... I was a measly 10 lbs.

Our kids were all 9-10 lbs without gestational diabetes - big births just run in the family on both sides.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 15:52

Jeezzz... I was a measly 10 lbs.
 

What a wimp. :p



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 17:55

I think this sums it up...

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#11 HighwayGlider

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 17:59

Big babies are cute. Like I was. Nuff said.