At 15.5 pounds, baby Chun Chun is the heaviest baby on record in China. He was born on Saturday. Photo credit: The Sun
A 15.5-pound baby boy named Chun Chun was born on Saturday in central China and is said to be the country's heaviest baby on record, according to reports.
He was born via Chun Chun was born in a caesarean section that lasted around 20 minutes, khq.com reported.
Both the mother and baby are reported in good condition in a local hospital in Xinxiang city, Henan province, The Daily Mail reported.
My wife was not different from other pregnant women. She ate and drank normally as she should. But she's given birth to such a big, fat son, Han Jingang, father of the 15.5-pound baby told local broadcaster Xinxiang Television. Today is the first day of spring in the Chinese calendar and he's a 'dragon baby'. I feel very happy.
Wang Yujuan, the 29 year old who gave birth to the 15.5 pound Chun, said she felt her body was more clumsy than when she was pregnant with her daughter.
My belly was bigger than it was then, Yujuan said. I guessed the baby would be between 4.5 and 5 kgs. I never expected to hear that he weighs 7 kgs.
The Daily Mail reported that the couple's daughter, who is now 6 years old, a littl more than 8 pounds at birth.
Last month, an approximately 14-pound baby boy named Asher was born naturally to Kendall Stewardson at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Stewardson gave birth to Asher without the help of surgery and without an epidural injection. Baby Asher, who is 23 ½ inches long, weighed 13 pound and 13 ounces at birth.
The heaviest baby at birth, listed by Guinness World Records, was in 1879 in Ohio. The baby boy weighed 23 pounds 12 ounces at birth and his mother was said to be a giantess. The baby boy died 11 hours after birth.
See pictures of the 15.5 pound Chun Chun here.
Here's a video from The Sun:
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