Having a baby is one of the greatest miracles a woman could experience. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but there are many side effects that most women have in common. Many women have morning sickness, feel sleepy, and of course, have many more trips to the bathroom. With all of the things women go through during pregnancy, it is still all worth it in the end when it is time to hold your precious bundle of joy. There is one thing that not too many pregnant moms have in common; not many women give birth to massively big babies.
The average size of a baby at birth is between 5 pounds, 8 ounces and 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Of course, there are women who give birth to 9 and 10 pound babies, but it is not as common. There are also rare occasions when babies are way bigger than usual.
One of the biggest babies ever to be recorded was a baby boy who weighed 22 pounds! It was reported that when his mother’s water broke, she lost about six gallons of fluid. Sadly, he did not make it.
There are rare occasions when women end up having babies who are bigger than average. Surprisingly, sometimes these women give birth naturally, but that is not always the case. There are many factors that can play a role for a baby becoming that big. The mother’s pregnancy weight can cause this rare occurrence. Diabetes can also play a major role in having a large baby. Many times, when there is a large baby born, the mother had diabetes. Some women who have larger than average sized babies are able to deliver naturally, while other times they can’t. Here are 15 of the biggest babies that couldn’t be born naturally.
15 Akbar Risuddin - The 19 Pound Baby
Baby Akbar Risuddin is setting some records by coming into this world at a whopping 19.2 pounds. He was born on September 21, 2009, in Indonesia. Akbar was a shock to the world being triple the size of an average baby. The doctor who delivered him was surprised and thought mom was going to have twins. His parents Ani and Hasanuddin had two babies before him who were also big, just not as big as Akbar of course.
Akbar is, without a doubt, this biggest baby ever recorded in Indonesia. Many people came to see the big bundle of joy when he was born. It also goes without saying, but Akbar was delivered by cesarean section. Luckily for his mother’s sake, she did not have to try to give birth naturally. His mother is diabetic, which most likely led to him being so large, but thankfully he was a healthy baby boy.
14 Matthew Anthony Maldonado - 14 Pounds 3.6 Ounces
New parents, Emily and Jose Maldonado, were in for a massive shock when they welcomed their new baby boy, Matthew Anthony Maldonado, into the world. The new parents were warned that they were going to be having a big baby, but no one was truly prepared for baby Matthew’s arrival. Emily had said when they delivered her new bundle of joy via cesarean section in May 2011, that the doctors said nothing but, “damn” when pulling her baby from her womb.
Baby Matthew weighed in at a surprising 14 pounds and 3.6 ounces! That’s simply astonishing! He was delivered at Natividad Medical Center close to the couple's residence in California. Luckily this new mom did not have to try to deliver her gleaming baby boy the natural way because this would be the one of the most painful birth’s imaginable. An epidural probably would not have gotten this new mom too far!
13 Nadia Khalina - Siberia’s Biggest Baby Girl
Baby girl Nadia Khalina was born on September 26, 2007. She weighed 17.5 pounds, which is more than twice the size of your normal newborn. She also broke a record, being Siberia’s biggest baby girl ever to be recorded. Her mother, Tatyana Khalina, had eleven children before Nadia was born, but she never expected that her twelfth child would be such a massive shocker. Nadia instantly made headlines because of her large size.
Nadia was brought into this world by cesarean section because she was too large to be delivered naturally. Her mother, Tatyana, said, “I ate everything. We don’t have the money for special foods, so I just ate potatoes, noodles, and tomatoes.” Nadia’s’ father was at a loss for words, which is no surprise considering he has eleven children already and never expected his twelfth baby to be so big. Nadia was an exciting addition to her new family of eight sisters and three brothers.
12 JaMichael Brown - The 16 Pounder
Baby boy JaMichael Brown came as a shock to his new parents, Michael Brown and Janet Johnson, as he was put on the scale and got weighed. Janet had been told that her baby was going to be a big baby at a total of 12 pounds. However, the doctor was off by a little over four pounds, because her new baby weighed in at a whopping 16 pounds, 1 ounce. Baby JaMichael also happened to be 24 inches long, his head measured in at 15 inches, and his chest was measured to be 17 inches. This is a pretty big baby that Michael and Janet have on their hands! Those measurements are equivalent to a six-month-old baby!
Baby JaMichael was born via cesarean section and had the entire delivery room in disbelief. He also was delivered with a full head of gorgeous hair. His mother, Janet, said that they are going to have to return almost all his baby clothes because nothing is going to fit her big baby boy.
11 Nandini’s Baby - Massive Bundle Of Joy
Teen mom Nandini gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on May 23, 2016. Nandini wanted to protect their privacy, so their names were never announced. Baby girl Nandini was 15 pounds when she was born through cesarean section. They believe that she is the biggest baby girl ever to be born in India. Their doctor said, “In my 25 years of experience, I had never seen such a big baby.” Baby girl Nandini was not only heavy in weight, but she was also very tall.
Doctors have tried to figure out why she was born so big but they have not been able to find any answers. The teen mom, who was only 19-years-old, did not have diabetes, but she was heavier than average. Her mother and doctors were unaware of the fact that baby girl Nandini was going to be so big. Luckily, baby girl Nandini did not have high blood sugar levels. Her mother was happy that her baby girl was born healthy. She has been a wonderful blessing to her family.
10 Chun Chun - Central China’s Big Boy
Baby Chun Chun was born in February 2012, and this baby boy weighed in at a shocking 15 pounds, 5.2 ounces in Central China. Chun Chun and his mother were both in excellent condition after the cesarean delivery. He was born at a hospital in Xinxiang City, Henan Province. He was born a day before the Lunar New Year, which represents the dragon. The lucky mom of this beautiful baby boy is 29-years-old, and her name is Wang Yujuan, and Chun Chun’s father name is Han Jingang.
The ecstatic father said, “My wife was not different from other pregnant women. She ate and normally drank as she should. But yet, she gave birth to a big fat son.” This father was obviously in shock by how big his son turned out to be, but regardless the couple is still happy, and they love their big baby boy. The couple was also thankful to have a healthy baby.
9 Carisa Ruscak - Baby Girl In Massachusetts
Carisa Ruscak stunned her parents and doctors when she was born. She was delivered via cesarean section, weighing in on a total of 14.5 pounds. She was the second biggest baby to be born at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her mother, Caroline, thought she would be big because of her first baby weighed 10 pounds, and she was in extreme pain throughout her pregnancy. There was a team of doctors already prepared for this big bundle of joy.
The doctors told her mother that it is very rare to have a 14 pound baby. Only 1 in every 100,000 babies are born at 14 pounds. Diabetes did not play a factor in her large size. Baby girl Carisa was also very long, measuring in at 22 inches. Carisa's father was also shocked, he said, “When she came out at 14 and a half pounds, I couldn’t believe it. I took a picture of the scale just to document it because I couldn’t believe how big she was.” Her parents were very happy because, “That’s what we like, long and big. That’s what I am.”
8 Baby Girl Luciana - Biggest Baby In Romania
Baby girl Luciana was born August 29, 2009, in Romania. Luciana weighed in at 15 pounds. She was delivered via cesarean section due to her large size. Her mother Livia Rodica Muntianu thought that she was going to be having twins, but she was wrong. Luciana was her tenth child, and she had a feeling this baby would be different from the others. Luciana is the biggest baby ever to be born in Romania and set an unbelievable record.
Her mother was 39-years-old when she was born. Fortunately, both mom and baby were healthy. Her mother put on quite a few pounds during her pregnancy, which is what led her to believe that it was going to be twins. Luciana was an astonishing 24 inches long. She weighed as much as two average sized newborn babies. Hence the reason her mother was unable to use newborn clothes. Luciana was the size of a six-month-old baby!
7 Sean And Abigail Maynard - The Babies In North Carolina
In June 2008, two beautiful babies were welcomed into this world, and the twins weighed a whopping 23 pounds total in combination. Baby boy Sean William weighed in at an astonishing 10 pounds and 14 ounces. That is almost an 11 pound baby boy! Baby girl Abigail Rose weighed in at a shocking 12 pounds and 3 ounces! They were delivered at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem via cesarean section. According to the hospital, this set of twins was born at, the twins were the heaviest babies to be born in North Carolina.
The gleefully ecstatic parents of this beautiful duo are Joey and Erin Maynard. Erin was quoted as saying, “They’re big and healthy and quiet, except for when they are hungry. Which is often!” Twins usually tend to be underweight, so the fact that these babies happen to be the biggest in North Carolina is simply amazing.
6 Ademilton Dos Santos - Brazil’s Biggest Baby
Ademilton dos Santos was born in 2005 to a mother in Brazil. Ademilton holds the record for being the heaviest baby boy ever born in Brazil. He was delivered by cesarean section because of his surprisingly large size. His mother, Francisca Ramos dos Santos has diabetes, which may have led to Ademilton’s large frame. Baby boy Ademilton was his mother’s fifth child. His family and doctors were blown away when they realized that he was a 17 pound baby!
Ademilton was the size of a six-month-old baby. Hopefully, his mother didn’t buy too many newborn sized clothing that he obviously was unable to fit into. All of his mother’s other children were born at an average size. So they were surprised when Ademilton was born. This baby boy did have breathing issues and had to receive oxygen. He was given a glucose solution to help regulate his blood sugar levels. Ademilton had all the support he needed to be a healthy baby boy.
5 Waylon Cole Hallet - 16 Pound Baby Boy
Waylon was born on May 1, 2017, in Indonesia. He weighed in at a surprising 16 pounds and was 24.5 inches long. This big guy skipped all of his newborn diapers and clothes. His doctors suspected that he was going to be a large baby, but they thought he was going to be around 11 pounds; they were in for a big surprise. HIs parents had to race out to buy him clothes for a 6 to 9-month-old baby. His father said, “There was no way he was going to fit into a newborn outfit!”
Baby boy Waylon did have to spend extra time in the hospital. He needed to be treated for breathing and feeding complications. Luckily he was finally able to go home to his loving family after seven weeks. His mother was diagnosed with gestational diabetes which contributed to his rare size. His mother was not able to deliver him naturally; he was delivered via cesarean section. Everyone was shocked regarding his large size when he was born. His mother said, “We ended up weighing him three times because no could believe he actually weighed 16 pounds. At first, I thought maybe the scale was broken.” Luckily Waylon is a healthy and happy baby now.
4 Stephon Hendrix Louis Jean - Broke A Record
Stephon Hendrix Louis Jean was born in September of 2006. Stephon weighed 14 pounds and 13 ounces when he was born. He was born at William W. Backus Hospital and broke an 18 year record for the biggest baby ever born at their hospital by 1 pound and 13 ounces. He was almost 23 inches long. His mother, Michel, was happy to finally give birth after nine long months. Luckily for her, she delivered Stephon by cesarean section.
When Stephon was born he instantly moved up to diapers that are usually for a six-month-old baby. His mother said, “I have baby clothes, but I don’t think they will be able to fit. I think I will have to return them.” Baby Stephon also broke a record for his mother, who already had four children who were born big, but they didn’t come close to Stephon’s size. It could be a long time before Stephon’s record is broken.
3 Tiarla Elekana - Australia’s Big Baby
Tiarla Elekana broke records when she was born. She was 15 pounds. She was born at Blacktown Hospital in Australia. It was confirmed that she was the biggest baby born in the last ten years in her state and one of the biggest babies ever born in Australia. When her doctor saw how big she was, he told her mother, Allecia Klimo, ‘"Congratulations, you’ve just had a toddler.” It was no surprise that Tiarla was ready to wear clothes meant for a six-month-old baby.
Tiarla was born via cesarean section due to her size; her mother was unable to deliver her naturally. Tiarla only had to spend a few extra days in the hospital for breathing difficulties, but after her treatment, she was healthy and ready to go home. Her mother commented that she believes Tiarla, “Will grow into her skin and won’t always stand out in a crowd.” Her parents knew that Tiarla was going to be a “whopper, ” but they were still stunned when she was born.
2 Sammisano Joshua Talai Otuhiva - California’s Biggest Baby
Sammisano Joshua Talai Otuhiva was born in August 2013, in California. He weighed in at a startling 16 pounds, 1.7 ounces! His parents, Sosefina and Pavasio, were very proud of his weight. They even went on to claim the state record for his birth weight. His parents also waived their rights to privacy to quickly claim the title. It goes without saying, this big guy had to be delivered via cesarean section.
Sammisano’s mother, Sosefina, had diabetes and gained 110 pounds throughout her pregnancy. His father, Pavasio, is from Tonga, which may also play a role in his large size because larger children are more common in that area. At five months old, Sammisano was already 25 pounds and 28 inches. He is inching up on his 6-year-old brother’s height already. His mother said, “You know, diapers only go up to a size 6, I don’t know what I am going to do when he gets bigger.” Hopefully, they can get him potty trained quickly.
1 Colin Austin Keisler - South Carolina’s Big Boy
Calin Austin Keisler entered this world at a whopping 14.4 pounds. He was born at Lexington Medical Center in South Carolina. The staff at the hospital claims it is the biggest baby they can remember ever being born there. His father, Arthur, jokingly said, “He’s a toddler at three days old.” He was born very healthy via cesarean section. The only problem this big guy had was not being able to fit his clothes.
His parents sent his grandparents to get him bigger clothing. He had to wear size 3 to 6 months and that hardly even fit him. His mother, Cindy, was tested several times throughout her pregnancy for diabetes but she came out fine each time. Colin had his sugar levels tested three times a day when he was born, but thankfully he was as healthy as could be. His father is very excited and has hopes of Colin being an all-star athlete.
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