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Big Baby Jasleen Named Heaviest Baby Born In Germany

Big Baby Jasleen has been named Germany's new heaviest baby.

Big Baby Jasleen has been named Germany’s new heaviest baby, weighing in at 13.47 pounds and measuring 22.6 inches long.

According to the New York Daily News, baby girl Jasleen arrived July 26 at University Hospital in Leipzig. Though babies of her size are often delivered via caesarean section, Jasleen’s mother gave birth vaginally.

The Huffington Post reported that the medical term for babies born weighing more than eight pounds, 13 ounces is “fetal macrosomia.”

Fetal macrosomia complicates more than 10 percent of all pregnancies in the US, according to American Family Physician.

According to the Huffington Post, heavy babies are often attributed to maternal obesity and diabetes, among other factors.

Reports say that the mother had previously had an undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes.

“The condition usually develops around the 24th week of pregnancy and can lead to larger-than-average newborn size.”

The Huffington Post stated that big baby Jasleen took the title away from a young boy who had previously held the record as the largest baby born in Germany.

“Until Jasleen’s birth last week the title of Germany’s “heaviest” or “largest” baby belonged to one named Jihad, who was born in November 2011 and weighed in at 13 pounds.”

Even though Jasleen is indeed a big baby, she doesn’t hold the record of the largest baby in the world.

The Inquisitr reported about a couple that gave birth to a baby born with a weight of 15 pounds, seven ounces in England.

The birth of baby George King wasn’t a very easy one:

Jade said: “When his head came out that’s when they realized how big he was. And then his shoulders got stuck, and that’s when everything kicked off, really. There were about 20 doctors in the room. That’s when it got really scary.”

When it comes to big baby Jasleen, The New York Daily News report stated the following:

“Both daughter and mother are doing well after the birth, though Jasleen remains in the neonatal care unit, doctors said, according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel.”

The mother of big baby Jasleen went through quiet an experience delivering her little girl, one that many will respect her for. Delivering a baby that big and naturally to boot? Not an easy task!

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