A mother gives birth to the “heaviest girl ever born in the world”, weighing 15 kilos, the same as a six-month-old child.
A mother has given birth to the world’s heaviest baby girl, weighing the same as the average six-month-old.
The baby, whose name has not been revealed, was born by Caesarean section on Monday and weighed a staggering 15 pounds.
His mother, 19-year-old Nandini, was stunned by the size of her first child.
She reached double the size of the average baby, who typically weighs 7 pounds and 5 ounces.
Her birth is thought to surpass the current record of Carisa Rusack, who was born in Massachusetts in 2014 weighing 14 pounds and 5 ounces.
Local health official Dr Venkatesh Raju said, “In my 25 years of experience, I’ve never seen a baby this big.
It’s a miracle. I think she’s not only the heaviest baby born in India, but also the heaviest baby girl ever born in the world.
The little girl, who has yet to be named, has surprised family and doctors alike with her enormity.
Nandini, who herself weighs 14.5 stone (94 kg) and is 1.80 m tall, had a trouble-free pregnancy, but had no idea she was about to give birth to a big baby.
While her size suggested high blood sugar levels, doctors confirmed that she was not diabetic, which usually causes obesity in newborns.
The baby is being kept in the neonatal intensive care unit and doctors are monitoring her progress before discharging her in a few days.
Dr Poornima Manu, the gynecologist who performed the delivery, said: “This is a great surprise for all of us. The operation lasted almost half an hour and was risk-free. She’s really tall and beautiful.
She has no health problems, such as irregular sugar levels or thyroid disorders, and breathes well. At first we were worried about her blood sugar, but that’s normal.
The mother has been to hospital regularly for check-ups and has never shown any signs of gestational diabetes or thyroid disorders.
Both mother and child are doing well, and we will discharge them once we are sure of the baby’s health.
The birth of not only the biggest baby in the state, but in the whole of India, has left senior doctors in a state of absolute amazement.
Dr Venkatesh Raju added: “I personally went to see her. She is a magnificent gift from God. I’m glad she’s doing well”.
Nandini and her husband Arun were married two years ago and were looking forward to welcoming their first child. Now that she’s here, the two parents are counting the days until they can bring her home.
In November last year, another Indian, Firdous Khatun, gave birth to a 2.5 kg baby boy. H
He was the heaviest baby born in the country, but with Nandini’s baby, the title now belongs to her.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the heaviest baby ever born weighed 23 pounds and 12 ounces in Canada in 1879.
But the baby, whose mother Anna Bates suffered from gigantism, died 11 hours later.
The record for the world’s heaviest and healthiest baby is held by a boy born in Italy in 1955, who weighed 1.5 kg.