Skip Nav
Your Boob Size and 11 Other Ways to Tell If You're Having a Boy or a Girl
30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of "How Was Your Day?"
Why We All Need to Stop Pretending We Know How to Parent Perfectly

Woman Gives Birth to Heaviest Baby on Record

19-Pound Baby Sets Birth Weight Record . . . OUCH!

How would you like to give birth to a 1-year-old child? Sounds pretty painful, right? Frightening as it may be,
that's essentially what an Indonesian woman did when she delivered a 19.2-pound infant measuring 24.4 inches. These stats are more normal for a kid celebrating his first birthday, and doctors attribute the massive body weight to the mother's diabetic condition. Thankfully, the newborn is healthy and showing a strong appetite. It is a good reminder to all expectant ladies to follow through with the glucose test, and especially for diabetic mamas to monitor their diets closely as it can clearly affect their growing child.

What's the heaviest birth weight you've ever heard?

Image Source: Getty
Join The Conversation
KibzeeLovee KibzeeLovee 7 years
this makes me nauseous. very nauseous.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
Yikes and ouch and OMG. I want to go back to believing the stork brings the baby.
nicklover nicklover 7 years
Wow! I heard the biggest baby in recorded history was 23 pounds and was born in 1879. My brother weighed 11 pounds. And out of 5 of us I was the smalles at about 7 pounds I believe.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
My friends sister actually gave birth to a 13lb baby. He literally was laying on her chest when I saw him right after the birth and he looked like a 2 year old. It was amazing. He is still a giant child at 3 as he is taller than 6 year olds.
rgrl rgrl 7 years
My son was 9.4 lbs. and born vaginally. I thought that was huge at the time, but I don't think around 9 lbs is so big anymore.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
The thought of this is just horrifying.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
Wow! 19 lbs! My 15 month old is barely 20 lbs. I am only 4'9 and my daughter was 8lbs 2oz at birth, which I thought was a big baby! Definitely no where near the 19 lb range!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
one word: Ouch!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
My brother came out at almost 9 pounds and three months early. Imagine if he had been a full term baby!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i think 11 is the heaviest of anyone i've known
Moms Moms 7 years
My mom was about 5'2 and 100 pounds and didn't have any health issues when she got pregnant with my younger sister who weighed 12 pounds, 6 ounces (delivered naturally without any drugs!). I weighed 10 pounds, 12 ounces. And, my other sister and brother were 8 and 9 plus pounds. I think some women just have big babies. But a 19 pounder? I'm speechless!
mmanda515 mmanda515 7 years
Wow, sorry everyone- that my post was SO long..
mmanda515 mmanda515 7 years
Thank GOD4 her c-section/epidural!! Now, lets see how many OUCH's I can Question posed was asking what is the biggest baby u know of? MINE. My husband, born@14.5 lbs, breech. I was 5.2lbs @birth. When I became pregnant, I prayed, thinking somewhere in the middle is totally normal, right? Well, my first child..I got gestational diabetes, went on insulin, watched diet closely,(I know bad bad bad, I smoked cigs the whole time too) which causes low birth weight (not mine) in addition to so many other horrible things. Anyhoo- 1st things I told dr.= I have small hips and not trying to be any hero. Told him about my husband and my birth weights all term/normal.. and I want epidural asap, lol. SO many things happened- I had to be induced, argh, pitocin! My epidural didn't work at all,& never got another one. My son was sleeping hands locked and laced behind his head- his shoulders and elbows made his way down and out. 36 stitches later (cuz I wouldn't let them break his shoulder once they saw he was reclined and stuck.. After 2days of labor and almost 8 hrs of pushing (while waiting for a c-section room to open, don't get me started on that one)...My beautiful, healthy, 10lb 10oz son came into the world. Totally round head (from having elbows make the way) To this day, no one believes I delivered him naturally, no drugs (not by choice)or that he was that big. It was the MOST painful thing I've ever gone through. Funny- I'd do it again tomorrow. He is the best gift I've ever gotten!! &here we are 10yrs later... it goes by soooo fast. In telling the story, it feels like yesterday. So- good luck to all you mommy's to be. Our children are worth a couple days of suffering, to have them hopefully forever!!! The second he was born, any pain, fear, doubt, question, worry- the what if's, the how-to's.. all became pain-free and crystal clear. Congrats to you all, it's a miracle. Esp! the 10.10 or 19.5 lb ones. ha ha.
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 7 years
I thought my coworker's first baby who was 10 pounds with a huge head was bad, man this tops the cake! Yikes.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
Yeah, she did. The original article has the doctors stating that it was difficult during surgery.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
Mine was 9 lbs 11 oz. and I had a c-section. I'm sure this lady had one too so saying "ouch" is a bit silly. I'm not saying she had a good time by any means, but her vagina is fine,lol.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
OMG, I don't even want to think of that as a possibility.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
I kinda want to cry just thinking about this.
Pink Mommy Shamed for Cooking Photo
How to Tell If You're Having a Boy or Girl
Christina Aguilera's Most Outrageous Outfits
Newborn Baby Dies From Meningitis HSV-1
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds