Wowsers! A Sydney mum has given birth to a baby that is almost twice the size of your average newborn.
Nikki Bell delivered her son Parker James Bell, who weighed 5.755kg (12lb 6oz), at Blacktown Hospital without – and any pain relief.
Mum gives birth to 5.75kg baby at Sydney hospital
Speaking exclusively to The Healthy Mummy, Nikki admits she’s a bit embarrassed by all the attention she’s received.
She says: “I’m no more amazing than every other mum out there who has ever delivered a baby, whether you have pain relief or not, big baby or small I think everyone does an amazing job!”
“I’m also very lucky to have such an amazing family, friends, doctors and midwives – who do a lot of work behind the scenes and never get enough credit.”
The average newborn weighs between three and five kilos and Parker was expected to be a big baby and was already 3.5kg at his 24-week growth scan.
The news of Parker’s arrival was posted on Blacktown Midwifery Group’s Facebook page.
“This gorgeous chunky boy was born on Thursday to one of our MGP Mums, Nikki. He weighed in at a record-breaking 5.755kg (12lb 6oz for the old school) and was a natural birth with no complications,” read the post.
“We are happy to report the not so little Parker and Mum Nikki are doing well. Welcome to the world Parker, you’ll be the talk of Blacktown Maternity for a long time to come! Also a big congratulations to Nikki, Michael and big sister Maddison.”
A Queensland mum recently gave birth to a record-breaking 6kg baby called Maisie Lily MacDonald, possible Queensland’s largest baby.
Last year, a Perth mum gave birth to a 5.9 kilo baby boy called Brian who could actually be Australia’s biggest baby. According to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby ever born was a baby boy weighing in at 9.98kg – that’s 22 pounds – in 1879.
Our eyes are watering!
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