AUSTRALIA – A woman was admitted to King Edward Memorial Hospital where she has given birth to a 40 pound baby boy, a record breaking weight that could possibly make the newborn the largest baby ever born.
Doctors and staff members who were not fully prepared for such an event but managed to give birth to the 40-pound (18 kilos) without any complications.
The medical staff did report that the baby was born in a healthy state.
Delivery necessitated a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen, also known as a C-section, was done to prevent any harm to the baby and mother’s health.
The doctor first believed the woman to be pregnant with twins or even triplets.
The doctor Albert Hawkin told reporters:
I have dealt with many women suffering from obesity before, but this birth will stick with me until I die!! I truly believed there was two or even three babies in there. But no, it was just one big guy.
The largest recorded baby in the world was previously thought to be a South African baby having weighed 38 pounds and was born in 1839.