Madrid, Aug 9 (): A 40-year-old British woman has delivered a 6.02 kilogram (13 pound) girl baby, the heaviest naturally born baby in Spain. The woman delivered the girl baby without epidural anesthesia or caesarean section.
Maxime Marin, 40, who lives in Spain with her Colombian partner, said she knew the baby would be big “but not that big”. She delivered the heaviest baby at the Hospital Marina Salud in Denia, Alicante. Doctors described her delivery as an “uncomplicated” delivery.
The new-born girl is named Maria Lorena Marin. She is almost twice as heavy as the average new-born at about 3.2 kilograms, but just below a 6.1 kg girl born in Leipzig, Germany in July.
Larger babies are often delivered via caesarean section. Dr Javier Rius, head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology of the hospital, said that in their 40-year professional career they had never known of any case of a birth with this weight by natural childbirth. Meantime, they were very satisfied with the work which they have carried out.
Mother and daughter are doing well, the head of the pediatrics at the hospital told and the new-born is under constant observation. Maxime Marin’s three other children all weighed at least 4.5kg (9lbs 14oz) when they were born.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists the heaviest baby born at 10.5kg (23lbs 2oz), in 1879 in Ohio. The baby died 11 hours after birth. Both of the baby’s parents had gigantism. In 1955 a baby boy weighing 22lbs 8oz (10.206kg) was born to Carmelina Fedele in Aversa, Italy. In 2005, a Brazilian woman gave birth to a son weighing 17lb 10oz (8kg)by caesarean section. The baby boy was named Admilton does Santos.
In March, George King became the UK’s second biggest baby born naturally – weighing in at 7kg (15lb 7oz).