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beautifulgirls Wed 23-Sep-09 13:37:38

uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090923/tod-indonesian-woman-gives-birth-to-8-7-1b01ae6.html

Imagine carrying such a huge baby around when pregnant! Makes me feel quite relieved to be a few weeks off with a "normal" sized baby in there!

dilemma456 Wed 23-Sep-09 13:51:29

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Rindercella Wed 23-Sep-09 13:54:37

F*ck!! shock

DD was quite big (9lb 9oz), but still only half the size of that baby. I was huge with her, so goodness knows what the mother was like shock shock shock

Hulababy Wed 23-Sep-09 13:56:26

Ouch!!!

Tidey Wed 23-Sep-09 13:58:36

Even though it was a CS not VB, it still makes me wince to think of it shock

MrsMerryHenry Wed 23-Sep-09 13:59:27

<<grips legs together>>

<<stops eating all sweet foods until this baby gets outta ma womb>>

arolf Wed 23-Sep-09 14:04:17

bloody hell!
my midwife kept going on about how big my baby is going to be today at my 40 week appt, but 19 lbs?! ow ow ow!

mamusia Wed 23-Sep-09 16:49:27

Imagine carrying that baby in your arms when he's 3 or 6 months old!!!

brettgirl2 Wed 23-Sep-09 18:23:13

shock. I know it's not funny, but was it really necessary to write she had a CS?

MaggieBeauLeo Wed 23-Sep-09 18:24:14

oh good lord. Ready for school.

NormaStanleyFletchachacha Wed 23-Sep-09 18:30:12

OMG. DH was huge when he was born (13lbs) but that is mahoosive.

DH was the same length as that though

MmeLindt Wed 23-Sep-09 18:33:59

<snurk> at the caption on the photo. We kind of guessed that it was the baby on the right.

When I had DS the woman in the next bed gave birth to a 5kg baby. He was so big that they had to go and buy clothes as the hospital did not have newborn clothes to fit. I cannot imagine the size of the 8kg baby.

Does anyone know, is the baby likely to have longterm effects as a result of the diabetes of the mother/large birth weight?

PortAndLemon Wed 23-Sep-09 18:41:53

There's a slightly increased risk of developing diabetes himself later in life (but hard to separate out precise effect).

DS was 10lb 5.5oz and I can remember the week I had him a 16lb baby had been born (that may have been in Indonesia, too) and made the headlines, because we were talking about it with the medical staff. But 19lb!

PeedOffWithNits Wed 23-Sep-09 18:48:49

I was coming on here to start a thread about this baby!

i thought having had 3x 9 to 10 pounders was good going, but OUCH!! She had a c -section...LOL, no really?

(PS I did not have all the 3 x 10pounders in one go, I might add)

sarah293 Wed 23-Sep-09 18:51:34

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CatIsSleepy Wed 23-Sep-09 18:56:44

shock
bloody hell
dd2 is 6 months and still not as heavy as that!

mamusia Wed 23-Sep-09 19:02:01

If 19 lb is about 10 kg then my dd was that waight when he was nearly !1!!!!!!

Bleatblurt Wed 23-Sep-09 19:02:51

Her diabetes must have been WAY out of control. shock

Thank god the baby is ok.

Horton Thu 24-Sep-09 10:29:44

19lb!!!! Blimey. My three year old only weighs a few pounds more than that.

merryberry Thu 24-Sep-09 11:03:35

oh i hope he's ok! that's very heavy on 62 centimeters. my ds2 was that long, but not so heavy, 5.3k, 11lb 11oz. with mine the endless early feeding soon resolved into a great perk: he had a stomach the size of the average 3 month old and as soon as feeding was established, he did so much better on the night feeds than ds1. still had the evening cluster feeds to bore me rigid, of course.

princessmel Thu 24-Sep-09 11:08:41

Wow!

I hope the mother is ok health wise.

princessmel Thu 24-Sep-09 11:08:45

Wow!

I hope the mother is ok health wise.

Flamesparrow Thu 24-Sep-09 14:31:04

f*ck that! shock

<adds up quickly> I have gained about 20lb for the pregnancy... there is fluid and placenta in there. Plus norks and arse.

Tell me I'm not expecting something that big!

AnotherBloodySugaBabe Thu 24-Sep-09 14:33:33

My dad weighed 12 lbs and his twin sisters weighed 7 lbs each. I had a 10 lb-er myself. Big babies run in our family (no diabetes involved), but Christ, 19 lbs?!

SomeGuy Thu 24-Sep-09 18:25:46

Indonesian women are typically quite slight as well.... "The child’s unusual size is thought to be a result of common condition gestational diabetes"

"Luckily for mom Ani, 41, he was born via c-section, unlike his three home-born siblings"

I wonder if the baby's size has made them any money. Because if you've had three babies at home it is usually through lack of funds for hospital delivery. And in Indonesia it is usual to refuse to treat people and indeed to discontinue life-preserving treatment if the hospital does not believe the bill will be paid.

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