News and reviews > Latest News > Latest news on labour & birth > Columbian woman has giant baby

Columbian woman has giant baby

A woman in Columbia has given birth to a baby who weighs more than 13 pounds
A baby has been born in Columbia who weighs 13 pounds and two ounces (about six kilograms) - the average size of a four-month-old.

The birth took place in the Northern town of Baranquilla, and the girl was delivered by Caesarean section, reports the Associated Press.

Doctors at the hospital were amazed at the size of the baby, named Angelly Arnache, who measured over 22 inches (57 centimetres).

"She is the largest baby we have ever had in the clinic's history," said Mercedes Pacheco, a paediatrician.

"Those sizes are extremely large for a born baby of 40 weeks because the normal sizes are between 3,500 to 4,000 grams."

The infant's 25-year-old mother, Consuelo Arnache, is not diabetic - a frequent cause of extra large birth weight - so doctors are looking at other possibilities for her baby's size.

Consuelo is still in bed recovering from the birth, and said she had been tempted to have the baby early because she didn't think she could continue carrying it.

"But doctors told me I should wait because then the baby would not reach normal size and would be premature."

Angelly is now receiving oxygen because of breathing problems and a glucose solution to make sure she has a good blood sugar level, but is otherwise said to be in good health.

Chat or Ask a Question:

If you have a question about this article or something else, visit our friendly forums & ask the AskBaby community.

Chat about columbian woman has giant baby with our friendly community...

Your Comments:

We'd love to hear your comments on this article...

Login to add your comment:

Email: Password:
Not yet a member? Join thousands of other parents and parents-to-be... Sign Up Now!
Forgot your

I can see why she didn't want to give birth naturally OUCHO!
by DueInSpring 22nd Dec 2008, 8:52am