Oct 10, 2007 Woman gives birth to 17 pound baby by Gulliver
Baby Nadia - a whopping big bundle of
joy at 17 pounds.
A Russian woman gave birth to a whopping baby girl who weighed
in at an amazing 17.1lb or 7.7kg - around two and a half times
the weight of an average newborn.
Baby Nadia was delivered by Caesarean section in the local
maternity hospital in Russia's Altai region.
43-year-old Tatyana Barabanova's twelfth child, she joins
eight sisters and three brothers, all of whom weighed in at
more than 11lbs.
Her surprised mother said: "We were all simply in shock.
What did the father say? He couldn't say a thing - he just
stood there blinking."
She is not sure what was behind Nadia's extraordinary size,
but revealed that she ate everything during the pregnancy.
Not having the money for special foods, Nadia's mother ate
potatoes, noodles and tomatoes.
Baby Nadia is bigger than Mexican baby Antonio Vasconcelos
who weighed into the world at at 14.5lbs in February. Known
as "Super Tonio" and born by Caesarean section as
well, he measured an enormous 22 inches in length.
In Brazil another Antonio was born in Salvador in January
2005, weighing a whopping 16lbs 11ozs, when proud 23-year-old
mother Teresa Alejandra Cruz gave birth.
The heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a boy weighing
22lbs 8ozs, in Aversa, Italy, in September 1955 - according
to the Guinness World Records.