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Mother Delivers 13.47 Pound Baby Girl, Naturally!

The country of Germany welcomed its biggest baby on record earlier this week – a 13.47 pound, 22.6 inch baby girl! Even more amazing is that, despite the fact that most babies of this size are delivered via C-section, baby Jasleen’s mother was able to deliver vaginally.

Germany Heavy Newborn

According to doctors at University Hospital Leipzig, where the girl was born, the mother had a previously undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes. Usually developing around the 24th week of pregnancy, the condition can lead to larger-than-average sized babies.

Jasleen’s record sized birth beat out a 13 pound baby boy named Jihad, born in Berlin in 2011, but she doesn’t even come close to beating the world record. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Anna Bates (7’5”) and her husband (7’11”) had the largest baby in the world; he was born at 23 pounds, 12 ounces. Sadly, however, he died just 11 hours after his birth.

Despite the fact that Jasleen remains in the neonatal intensive care unit, doctors told the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, that mom and baby are both doing well. At this time, it is unclear as to why Jasleen is in the NICU, but we hope she puts up a fight and is able to go home with her family soon.


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Kate Givans is a wife and a mother of five—four sons (one with autism) and a daughter. She’s an advocate for breastfeeding, women’s rights, against domestic violence, and equality for all. When not writing—be it creating her next romance novel or here on Growing Your Baby—Kate can be found discussing humanitarian issues, animal rights, eco-awareness, food, parenting, and her favorite books and shows on Twitter or Facebook. Laundry is the bane of her existence, but armed with a cup of coffee, she sometimes she gets it done.

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  • Wow! She is big. My son was 9lbs 10ozs and he almost killed me during delivery. I didn’t think it was possible to deliver a baby any bigger naturally.

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