Giant Babies Born in China

This week in Shanwei, China, a mother gave birth to one big baby (pictured). How big? Try 7.12 kilograms—that's 15.6 pounds. And that's not even the biggest baby born in the country this month.

Searchina reports (via Yahoo! News) that another mother—this one in a totally different city—also recently had a giant baby boy, who weighed 7.35 kilogram, or 16.2 pounds at birth.

Both giant babies were born via cesarean.

Giant Babies Born in China

In the developed world, the average weight of a newborn carried to full term is 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds). Any child that weighs more 4.5 kilograms (9.9 pounds) is a "big baby" (macrosomia). And most big babies turn out a-okay!

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was in Italy in 1955 when Carmelina Fedele had a son weighing 10.2 kilograms. That's over 22 pounds. And that's a lot.

Giant Babies Born in China

中国で「超大物」赤ちゃん生まれる―7350g、過去最大か [Yahoo!]

广东孕妇产下14斤重巨婴 [iFeng]

Giant Baby Boy Born [Anhui News]

Photos: ChinaNews

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