What Weight Is The Largest Baby At Birth?

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Dominic Ladden Profile
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The heaviest baby at birth, according to the Guinness book of world records, weighed 23.12lb (10.8kg) and died 11 hours after birth. The baby was born to Anna Bates who lived in Canada in 1879. In recent years a woman in Brazil gave birth to a child, dubbed ‘giant baby’ by the media, which weighed 17lb (8kg). The child, Ademilton dos Santos, weighed the amount a baby of six-months would weigh. The child’s mother suffered from diabetes, and the unusual weight of the newborn is attributed to this. Because of this he was give glucose to maintain a safe blood sugar level and oxygen to help with breathing problems.
The average weight of a newborn baby is 6 to 9lb (2700 to 4000g). This is well below half the weight of the heaviest baby on record. Doctors check the size and weight of a growing baby by measuring the abdomen of the woman who is pregnant. They measure from the upper edge of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. This length is called the fundal height. It is more concerning to doctors if the baby has a fundal height that is too small rather than too big. This could be an indication that the baby is not growing properly. Doctors use this information to determine the size of a baby related to the gestational age of the baby. What this means is that the measurements of the abdomen should be equal, within 2 to 3 centimetres, to the number of weeks the woman has been pregnant. If the measurement is greater or lesser than the number of weeks the baby has been growing then the baby would be deemed to be large for gestational age (LGA) or small for gestational age (SGA) respectively.
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And now we can add the 19lb pound bay boy from Indonesia.. Damnn I feel for this mommy, her pregnancy must have been a strain on those legs, feet and not to mention tummy. Thank the lord she had a cesarean
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8.7 KG?
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-there was a baby born within the past few days, as told by FOX news
-diabetic mother delivers a 19lbs. Baby   hugs.....jo
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14lbs is the biggest I have ever heard of .
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I think, well what I have heard was a 23 lb baby
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Measuring a women's belly means nothing. I only measured 32 weeks at 42 weeks gestation,  when I gave birth to my 10 pd 11 baby who was 61 cms long (no diabetes, he's a 6 ft 6 eighteen year old now) I have a long torso. And wide hips.

patrick mc mullan Profile
I am not sure what the biggest in the world would be, but in England yesterday a baby weighing17 pounds was born. For them it was a record.
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I am unsure if this is totally correct but  I heard about a 17 lb or 8 kg baby was born in 2005
thanked the writer.
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Nerd "I am unsure if this is totally incorrect" what r u a scientist...

If I looked up nerd in the dictionary i would see you
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What a disaster to an over sized baby at birth right people plus who likes this song
'meet me halfway' anybody?
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Christ...I feel sorry for these mothers with these huge babies. Mine was 9lb 3oz and I thought that was big!
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23 lbs some odd ozs and yes it died shortly after birth but one was born at 22 lbs some odd ozs and survived!
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I was born with my massive brain alone at 46 pounds... And I calculated that in my head.
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My friend Judy delivered a baby of 33 pounds, meanwhile the mother was about four hundred pounds.
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I was nearly 142 lbs at birth and what was really wierd was my mother only weighed 98 lbs. Lol

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