Baby Born 15 Pounds, 7 Ounces: George From Britain Is Big, But Not The Biggest [VIDEO]
A baby was born 15 pounds, 7 ounces to a couple in England last month, according to reports.
The BBC reports that the couple Jade and Ryan successfully welcomed the baby born 15 pounds, 7 ounces - named George - about six weeks ago at St. Michael's Hospital in Bristol. Nevertheless, George's birth wasn't easy. He was given a 10% chance of survival after coming out, going five minutes without oxygen.
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"When his head came out that's when they realized how big he was," said Jade. "And then his shoulders got stuck, and that's when everything kicked off, really. There were about 20 doctors in the room. That's when it got really scary."
Luckily, doctors were able to help George along and a month later Jade and Ryan were able to bring their 15-pound, 7 ounce baby home.
"He didn't fit into any of his newborn clothes," Jade said. "He's gone straight into three-to-six month clothes."
Doctors who recently checked in on George said that he doesn't appear to have any major health problems, yet Jade said that George will possibly struggle with learning new things. Still, she said that she was happy that her "little miracle, or big miracle" was home safe.
Despite George being a baby 15 pounds, 7 ounces, almost double the typical size of a newborn, he still isn't the largest baby ever born:
- In September 2009, the heaviest baby ever born, Akbar Risuddin, was born in Indonesia, weighing in at 19.2 pounds.
- In September 2007, Tatyana Khalina gave birth to her 17.5-pound daughter Nadia in Russia.
- Ademilton dos Santos was the largest to be born in Brazil, weighing in at 17 pounds in January 2005.
- A 16.1-pound baby named JaMichael Brown - nicknamed "the Moose" - was born in Texas in July 2011.
- Chun Chun of Xinxiang was born at 15 pounds, 8 ounces in February 2012, on record as the presumptive largest Chinese baby ever born.
* Tiarla Elekana Klimo weighed 15 pounds when she was born in July 2011.
Watch a video of George below:
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