Skip to comments.Woman in Spain Has 15 Pound Baby
Posted on 02/22/2006 8:18:22 AM PST by freepatriot32
MADRID, Spain - A Colombian woman has given birth to a 15-pound baby, the largest in 40 years in Madrid's main maternity hospital.
The 38-year-old mother, identified only as Rosario, had gestational diabetes _ which can cause women to give birth to larger-than-usual babies _ and a track record. Her first daughter, now nine, weighed 10.2 pounds at birth.
The new baby's father, Juan Carlos, said that with another woman he had a daughter that weighed 17 pounds at birth. "They told me it is genetic," he told reporters.
The proud parents showed off their daughter Arancha on Monday. She was born Feb. 13 at the Hospital Universitario la Paz.
The mother said she gained 48 pounds during the pregnancy and toward the end she could barely walk.
Arancha _ 22 inches long _ was born via Caesarean section in a procedure that ended up surprising even veteran nurses.
Rosario said: "I got scared when the nurses said: 'Oh my God!'. I was conscious, with an epidural, and I was afraid because I did not know if the baby had problems or in the end I was having more than one, as predicted by some people who had seen my belly."
The new baby's father, Juan Carlos, said that with another woman he had a daughter that weighed 17 pounds at birth. "They told me it is genetic,"
if this man loves his wife he would be getting a vasectomy before she left the hospital :-)
"Uh, Honey... there's something you should know about me..."
They misspelled "gigantic".
That's not a baby; that's a toddler!
not a libertarian ping just unbelievable
just think if it had been twins
I'll second that YEE-OUCH!
My late grandfather was born in 1913 and was 14 lbs. and some-odd ounces.
He was the largest baby born in the county till some time in the mid 60s if I recall.
... and after he was born, your poor grandmother was able to ride two horses, side by side..... ;-)
I was only 8 pounds and change, but the Doctor landed me with a Mepps Spinner on 4 pound test line, so it was still a record.
ROFL!! I bet he was using a lil'ol Zebco 202, wasn't he?
Of course, do you think a Doctor would be caught dead with a Popiel Pocket Fisherman?
Would that be an "Uncle Dad" type of situation?
LOL...he landed himself a trophy!
"Woman in Spain Has 15 Pound Baby"
So what? My wife and I have a 19 pound baby!
Of course, the baby is 5 months old...8)
The doc broke his collarbone with his thumb in order to collapse the shoulder to facilitate delivery.
Mother and son fine.
Omg.. 15 lbs. My son weighed almost 9 lbs when he was born 2 months ago.. I thought that was big. He weighs more than 15 lbs now. I can't imagine him being born being as big as he is right now.
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