A 19-year-old lady named Nandini, has given birth to the world’s biggest baby, weighing a staggering 15lbs. The baby girl was born through Caesarean section at a government-run hospital in India. She tipped the scales at twice the size of an average baby, which typically weigh about 7lb 5oz and weighs the same as an average six-month-old.
Reacting to the birth, Dr Poornima Manu, the gynaecologist who delivered the baby said: ‘She came as a big surprise for all of us. The surgery took place for nearly half an hour and it was free of any risk. She is really big and beautiful. She does not have any health issues like irregular sugar levels or thyroid and is breathing well. We were initially concerned about her sugar levels but that is normal.’ However, she is being kept at the neonatal intensive care unit and doctors are monitoring her developments before they discharge her.
Her birth overtakes the current record holder, Carisa Rusack, who was born weighing 14lb 5oz in Massachusetts in 2014.