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Mother gives birth to 13-pound girl in Germany

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techbeck    4,979

(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/2013/07/30/world/europe/germany-big-baby/index.html?hpt=hp_bn2

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+FloatingFatMan    13,181

Gestational diabetes.  Not fun. :(

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Growled    3,880

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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Xerino    324

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

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illage3    100

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

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Shiranui    1,680

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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illage3    100

But this one came DOWN the pipe.

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

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DocM    12,643

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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Growled    3,880

Jeezzz... I was a measly 10 lbs.

 

What a wimp. :P

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Xerino    324

I think this sums it up...

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HighwayGlider    121

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

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