On August 23, a woman gave birth to a baby boy weighing a massive 14lbs in the Chinese city of Yecheng, Shanxi province, according to local news reports. The new-born baby weighed about the same as a three-month-old and was around double the average size.
According to the reports, the the baby’s size came as a complete shock to medical staff at the hospital. The South China Daily Post quotes one staff member as saying:
It’s the first time I’ve delivered such a huge baby in my 30-year career.
Staff at Chongji Maternity Hospital, where the birth took place, have taken numerous photographs of the massive baby. Yet, this is not the biggest newborn ever.
According to the Guinness World Records website, the world’s biggest baby was born in January 1879 in Ohio. It weighed close to 24lbs, however it died 11 hours later. An Italian baby born in September 1955 also weighed at about 24lbs but did manage to survive. (Scroll down for videos of other massive newborns.)
1. The baby boy, pictured, weighed a staggering 14lbs when he was born last weekend in Shanxi province, China.
2. Staff could not believe the size of the youngster, pictured, who is approximately twice the weight of a newborn.
And here are the videos:
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