Germany's largest baby ever makes a big debut
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.
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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