Thursday, February 25, 2010

The world’s heaviest babies

I’m sure you’ve heard parents bragging about their 8 or 9 lbs. babies. But they probably have no idea that their kids are tiny compared to these giant babies:

In January of 1979 Anna Bates gave birth to a baby boy weighing 23 lb 12 oz (10.8 kg) and 30 in (76 cm.) long in OH, United States. The baby died shortly after the delivery, but he still holds the world’s record as the heaviest newborn. You probably wonder how could he be so big? Here is some insight: his mom was 7 feet 5 and a half inches tall and at birth she weighed approximately 18 pounds. Anna's parents and 12 siblings were at average size.

The world’s heaviest baby, who survived was born in 1955 in Italy. His mother, Carmelina Fedele is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as having given birth to the largest baby by a healthy mother. Her son weighed 22 lb 8 oz (10.2 kg ).

Another large baby was born recently, in September of 2009 in Indonesia. The baby boy weights 19.2-pound (8.7 kg) and is 24.4 inches (62 cm) long. He’s the heaviest newborn ever recorded in the country. The baby’s size was a result of gestational diabetes.

Here is a very interesting article about human reproductive records

Thanks for sharing Moms Like You!

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