Kendall Stewardson, an Iowa mother, gave birth to her second child on Thursday, a 13-pound baby named Asher who could hold the record for the largest baby born naturally in Iowa.
Asher Stewardson weighed in at a whopping 13 pounds and 12 ounces when he was born naturally on Thursday at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Asher measured 23 and ½ inches long, which could be the largest baby ever delivered naturally in Iowa, according to ABC news affiliate KVUE.
Kendall Stewardson spent six hours n labor without a cesarean section to deliver Asher, without an epidural injection. And she's no stranger to larger babies; Her first son, Judah, was born 15 months ago and weight 12 pounds at birth.
When he came out we all thought he was smaller and then we put him on the scale, Kendall Stewardson told WHO-TV, We were very surprised, but he's three inches longer. So, everyone like double-takes when they see him, but for us it's pretty standard and it wasn't much worse than probably most people's.
Stewardson said she chose to give birth naturally without the help of drugs, so as not to risk harm to herself or the baby.
And just to have two that had absolutely no issues, we're definitely very blessed that way, Joshua Stewardson, father of Asher and Judah, told NBC.
According to Guinness World Records, the largest baby born naturally was a baby in Canada born to Anna Bates at 23 pounds and 12 ounces. However, Asher Stewardson is the largest baby born naturally at the Mercy Medical Hospital in Iowa.