Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Weird baby news for this week

A baby born in Germany is the country’s largest-ever baby, weighing 13.47 pounds (6.10kg) and 22.6 inches long.

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 mother had a previously undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes. The condition usually develops around the 24th week of pregnancy and can lead to larger-than-average newborn size.

Both daughter and mother are doing well after the birth, though Jasleen remains in the neonatal care unit.

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