Thirty-six year-old Firdous Khatun is a pro at giving birth – having given birth to 8 children at home. But when it was time to welcome her ninth child, things didn’t go as planned and she was rushed to Raja Ram Kalawati Hospital in Uttar Pradesh. It was then that it was revealed her bouncing baby boy was much bigger than expected. So big that doctors have named him the country’s heaviest baby after he tipped the scales at a whopping 14.77 pounds!
Despite his big size, he reportedly came out smoothly via a normal delivery in just fifteen minutes.
Dr Anjana Gupta, who delivered the child, said: “He is a miracle baby. In my 21 years of experience, I had never seen a new-born as big as him.
“We could not believe how, despite his big size, he smoothly came out. Though his shoulders got stuck for few seconds, within three minutes he was in my hands. He was so big that he did not fit in my hands. He is a beautiful baby.”
“Though he had respiratory issues initially, both he and his mother are now doing fine. Strangely, the mother is not diabetic which usually causes the risk of obesity in new-born. We do not know why the baby is so big but he is healthy and all his parameters are fine.”
The baby was referred to Vatsalya Hospital where he has been kept in the Child Care Unit. Doctors at the hospital are monitoring his developments and he is expected to join his family at home in five days time.
The baby has smashed the record of a baby boy who was born earlier this year.
In October, a mom from Rajasthan gave birth to a boy weighing a healthy 13.16 pounds via C-section. He was the country’s heaviest baby born – but now Firdous’ son has taken the title!