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Giant 13-pound baby born in Germany without a C-section; New world record?

Ross Cronkrite | Science Recorder | August 01, 2013

Giant 13-pound baby born in Germany without a C-section; New world record?

The obstetrician in charge of Jasleen’s birth chose a vaginal birth because he was concerned about the health risks of performing a C-section on the baby’s mother.

A giant 13.4-pound baby was birthed Friday at the University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany, the Daily Mail reports.

Despite the risks, Jasleen’s mother gave birth to her baby vaginally (aka without a C-section). According to the German newspaper Der Spiegel, Jasleen is currently being looked after by the hospital’s neonatal care unit staff.

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