A 19-year-old lady named Nandini, has given birth to the world’s biggest baby, weighing a staggering 15lbs. The baby girl was born through Caesarean section at a government-run hospital in India. She tipped the scales at twice the size of an average baby, which typically weigh about 7lb 5oz and weighs the same as an average six-month-old.
Reacting to the birth, Dr Poornima Manu, the gynaecologist who delivered the baby said: ‘She came as a big surprise for all of us. The surgery took place for nearly half an hour and it was free of any risk. She is really big and beautiful. She does not have any health issues like irregular sugar levels or thyroid and is breathing well. We were initially concerned about her sugar levels but that is normal.’ However, she is being kept at the neonatal intensive care unit and doctors are monitoring her developments before they discharge her.
Her birth overtakes the current record holder, Carisa Rusack, who was born weighing 14lb 5oz in Massachusetts in 2014.
Both the mother and the child are doing fine and we will discharge them once we are confident of the baby’s health.’
The birth of the biggest baby not just in the state but whole of India has even left veteran doctors in absolute amazement.
Dr Venkatesh Raju added: ‘I had personally gone to see her. She is a beautiful gift of God. I am happy that she is doing well.’
Nandini and her husband Arun married two years ago and were excited about welcoming their first child. Now that she is here, both the overjoyed parents are counting down the days when they can bring her home.
In November last year, another Indian woman Firdous Khatun had given birth to the a baby boy weighing 14.77 lbs. H
He was the heaviest baby born in the country but with Nandini’s baby, the title will now shift to her.
The heaviest baby ever born weighed 23lb 12oz in Canada in 1879, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
But the baby, whose mother Anna Bates had giantism, died 11 hours later.
The record for the heaviest, healthy baby in the world was a boy born in Italy in 1955, who weighed 22lb 8oz.