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Monday, March 12, 2012

US woman birth a big baby boy


Cynthia Sigler of Vista holds Jayden, who weighed 13 pounds, 14 ounces when he was born Thursday at Tri-City Medical Center.
A Southern California woman says doctors predicted she would give birth to a big baby boy, but nobody was prepared for just how big.
Jayden Sigler weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces, when the healthy boy was delivered Thursday by cesarean section, the North County Times reported Saturday.


On Friday a California woman gave birth to a baby that weighed in close to 14 pounds. Medical staff at the Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside said they couldn't remember delivering a larger baby.
Cynthia Sigler reportedly knew for months her baby would be a boy. What she didn't know was that he'd be born at astonishing 13-pounds, 14-ounces. His length is 21 inches long.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest baby ever born was 23 pounds, 12 ounces in Canada in 1879. Sadly the baby died within 24-hours of birth. The largest surviving birth was 22 pounds, 8 ounces and was born in Italy in 1955, noted Guinness.
Sigler said her own family didn't believe her at first -- she convinced her cousin it wasn't a joke only after showing a photo of the scale readout.
Jayden's birth weight is almost twice that of his sister, Jailyn, now 2½. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth.
A hospital official was unable to immediately determine Friday whether Jayden was the largest baby ever delivered there. It was also not clear where the newborn ranks among the largest babies also born in San Diego County.
Sigler said she'll have to exchange all the baby clothes she bought for larger sizes.

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