A Brazilian mother has broken a world record after giving birth to a baby who weighed nearly six kilos.
Maira Trevisan had baby Gabrielly on September 19 and while doctors at
Cascavel University Hospital in Parana, Brazil, knew that the child
would be bigger than average, Maria admits she didn’t expect the baby to
be so heavy.
Tipping the scales at a whopping 5.72 kilos or 12.61 pounds, baby
Gabrielly broke the hospital’s 27-year-old record, which was when the
maternity unit registered an infant weighing 5kgs.
The 36-year-old said:
“It was a bit of a shock and surprisingly
uncomfortable the first day I took her into my arms. I didn’t expect her
to be so heavy and so long.
“But I’m now getting used to her,” she added laughing.
Her daughter measures an astonishing 54 centimetres or nearly 22 inches
long and is almost twice the weight of the average newborn.
According to Guinness World Records , the largest baby ever born was
‘Babe’, born to Canadian Anna Bates in January 1879. She died 11 hours
after birth, and weighed 22lbs.
Gabrielly spent eight days in hospital after complications during birth.