Indonesia: Mother gives birth to huge 19.2 pounds baby
The 24.4-inch baby boy, who has not yet been given a name, was born by Caesarean section at a hospital in North Sumatra province.
A gynecologist who took part in the operation said the “special delivery” was no easy feat.
“This heavy baby made the surgery really tough, especially the process of taking him out of his (mother’s) womb. His legs were so big,” the gynecologist said.
The boy’s huge size is most likely the result of his 41-year-old mother having diabetes.
The baby is the woman’s fourth child, but her only child not delivered by a midwife.
The boy is said to be healthy despite having to initially be given oxygen to overcome breathing problems.
The gynecologis described the baby as “extraordinary” in almost every way.
“He’s got strong appetite, every minute, it’s almost nonstop feeding,” he said. “This baby boy is extraordinary, the way he’s crying is not like a usual baby. It’s really loud.