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Woman Delivers More Than 23 Pounds Worth of Babies

When my mom delivered my 12-pound, 6-ounce sister, the doctors told her the baby could have been a healthy set of twins — even triplets. But, imagine delivering two babies that size. A North Carolina mother gave birth to a pair of twins that tipped the scales at a combined 23 pounds and one ounce.

While the babes were hefty, the Houston Chronicle reported that they do not hold the weight record, as twins born in Arkansas in 1927 were a combined 27 pounds, 12 ounces.
Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard were born by Caesarean section arriving two minutes apart. It said:

The boy weighed 10 pounds, 14 ounces; the girl, 12 pounds, 3 ounces. Springs said both babies are in excellent condition after their birth to parents Joey and Erin Maynard of Winston-Salem.


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mrsmiller mrsmiller 9 years
that makes me think if i have a 9lb baby it won't be all that bad i guess. WOW.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
WOW! :shock: I can't imagine how big her belly was! Congrats to her though for delivering two healthy babies.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
OMG my baby was 7lb and I thought HE was huge!!!!!!!!!!!!!
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
Damn kids!
AnnaLove AnnaLove 9 years
must have been a hefty mama
Mishell Mishell 9 years
luv2blazy luv2blazy 9 years
Well, at least it was c-section. OUCH!!
kaelye kaelye 9 years
OMG. That scares me since I am pregnant with twins. If they get past the 8 lb mark each, induce me...PLEASE.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Wow! Kudos to that woman. She deserves a medal!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I had a 10lb 2oz boy and the last month I was pregnant I was so uncomfortable! I can't imagine carrying 2 babies that size!!!
rgrl rgrl 9 years
graylen graylen 9 years
I'm really surprised they let her go that long! They don't even normally let single babies get up to 12 lbs (if they can tell!)
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
That poor woman, those are some big babies. I can't even imagine how big she was. My sister had twins and she gave birth at 29 weeks and they were 1 and 2 lbs. and she was huge i can't imagine if the boys were bigger or if she went to full term how big she would have gotten. You don't usually see twins that big :)
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
oh my goodness!!! I delivered an 8lb 4oz baby and was huge! I can not imagine the size of this woman's wonder bump!!
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