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German woman gives birth to 13-pound daughter


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A woman in Germany gave to a 13.47-pound daughter Sunday at University Hospital Leipzig in Germany, and she was delivered naturally. The girl, Jasleen, was nearly 23 inches long, according to CNN.

"We anticipated that the child would be big," said Holger Stepan, chief of obstetrics, who added he had never assisted with such a large infant. "We prepared in advance by assembling a special team (of doctors and midwives) to be ready for any possible complications."

The girl's mother suffered from gestational diabetes, which was not discovered until the she checked into the hospital in labor, CNN said. The condition if left untreated, can cause babies to be born larger than normal.

According to the Guinness World Records site, 7-foot-5 Anna Bates gave birth to 23-pound, 12-ounce boy on Jan. 19, 1879, at home in Seville, Ohio. The baby died 11 hours later. The heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a 22-pound, 8-ounce boy born in September 1955 to Sig. Carmelina Fedele in Aversa, Italy, the site said.

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