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Big Babies and Bigger Babies

My mom gave birth to a couple of big babies. I weighed in at 10.12 lbs. and my younger sister was 12.6 lbs. at birth. It wasn't until I delivered my own children that I realized just what an amazing feat this was for my petite mother.

But today a FOX News report said according to French news agency, AFP, a baby born at a private maternity clinic outside Jakarta on Monday topped the scales at 15.2 lbs.. It said:

"The 37-year-old mother had gestational diabetes, which has been linked in some cases to heavier than normal babies.The baby was delivered by C-section and transferred to a Fatmawati, Indonesian hospital for respiratory problems."


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cmachter1 cmachter1 9 years
Both my children where over 8 lbs, I had them naturally. I was uncomfortable carrying that weight around before they were born, I can't imagine how she felt carring a 15 lb baby inside of her.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
15 lbs is just beyond scary - I hoep baby is doing okay now.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I did not have GD and our baby was 10lb 1 oz. She was a c-section. Thank God!
bessa bessa 9 years
Hmm. Mine was 8lbs 10 oz and deemed "too big" for anything but a c-section. Stupid doctors.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I had GD with my first, too, but my son was only 6 lbs. Obviously 15 lbs is huge for anyone, but the woman's size actually doesn't indicate how big a feat birthing a generally larger baby will be. The baby's head size, shoulders, etc, determine that. They can be 9 or 10 lbs and easily birthed, or 6 lbs like my son and unable to move through the birth canal.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
WOW, I thought my kids were big......both were 9.3lbs
lollypoppers lollypoppers 9 years
My husband was over 12 lbs too but my mother in law had GD
rgrl rgrl 9 years
WOW, you guys were huge! My son was 9.4lbs and I thought that was pretty darn big. Hubby and I are small people, so it was a total surprise to me.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
15.2 lbs - that's giant!
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
that's scary, for both mom and baby
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
That was scary! I had GD, but controlled it with my diet and exercise. I was sooooo worried about having a huge baby with problems because of it, but alas, my daughter was 6 lbs 12 oz when she was born and sooooooooo cute. GD can cause a ton of problems and I was so upset when I was diagnosed. It was really scary.
Home Home 9 years
This mom probably had poor control of her gestational diabetes, too. Whenever a mom's bloodsugar rises, her fetus experiences the same rise in bloodsugar, which causes the fetus to grow larger. A very scary prospect, and also not good for either mom's or baby's health!
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