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California Woman Delivers a Nearly 14-Pound Baby

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Cynthia Sigler of Vista, California, welcomed a big new arrival late last week, when her son Jayden was born by Cesarean section weighing 13 pounds 14 ounces, The Associated Press reports.  Sigler told the news agency that her first thought when learning her baby’s weight was, “How’d he fit?”  From the AP:

Dr. Jerald White, who delivered the baby at Tri-City Medical Center, said Jayden was the biggest of the 20,000 newborns he has helped usher into the world since he started in 1961.

The doctor said delivering a very large baby via cesarean section is more challenging, but “it wasn’t so difficult that it created a problem for anybody.”

Sigler said her own family didn’t believe her at first — she convinced her cousin it wasn’t a joke only after showing a photo of the scale readout.

Jayden’s birth weight is almost twice that of his sister, Jailyn, now 2½. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth.

Sigler said she’ll have to exchange all the baby clothes she bought for larger sizes.

Image: Pregnant woman, via Shutterstock.

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Iowa Woman Gives Birth to 13-Pound Baby Without Epidural

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Forgoing both epidural anesthesia and a Cesarean section, Kendall Stewardson gave birth to 13-Lb 12-oz son Asher last week, according to news reports, setting a record for the hospital where the birth took place, but not for the state of Iowa, where a 14 Lbs., 13 oz. baby was born in 1980.  

Des Moines KCCI.com news reports:

Baby Asher was born healthy and 9 days late. He was 23.5 inches long. His family has a history of big babies. Asher’s big brother Judah weighed 12 lbs., 1 oz. when he was born.

Both Stweardson and her husband Joshua were born weighing more than 10 Lbs.Kendall said she had no relevant medical conditions during her pregnancy. Often large babies can be traced back to gestational diabetes.

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