Babies

Germany's largest baby ever makes a big debut

July 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM ET

Talk about making a big entrance.

When baby girl Jasleen came into the world last week at University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany, she weighed in as the country’s largest-ever at 13.47 pounds and 22.6 inches long, according to the New York Daily News.

Germany's heaviest newborn, baby girl Jasleen, is in the neonatal intensive care ward of the University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany.
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Germany's heaviest newborn, baby girl Jasleen, is in the neonatal intensive care ward of the University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany.

The baby’s mother – who reportedly had gestational diabetes, which can often lead to a larger-than-average newborn size -- gave birth vaginally. German newspaper der Der Spiegel reports that daughter and mom are doing well.

In March, British mom Jade King made news when she gave birth to 15-pound, 7-ounce baby boy named George. And in 2011, Texas baby JaMichael Brown weighed 16 pounds, 1 ounce at birth.

But the largest baby on record, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was born in 1879 in Ohio to a Canadian woman named Anna Bates. Her 23-pound, 12-ounce baby boy died 11 hours later.

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Consultant physician Matthias Knuepfer and nurse My take care of Germany's heaviest newborn until now at the neonatal intensive care ward of the Unive...
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Consultant physician Matthias Knuepfer and nurse My take care of Germany's heaviest newborn until now at the neonatal intensive care ward of the University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany, Monday, July 29, 2013. Girl Jasleen was born four days ago weighing 13 pounds, 22 inches long.


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