Jasleen Big Baby: German Mother Gives Birth To Country’s Largest Newborn At 13Lb, 4Oz

By Philip Ross on July 30, 2013 3:30 PM EDT

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Jasleen, a big baby (not pictured) born in Germany on Friday, weighs 13 pounds, 4 ounces. She is the biggest baby ever born in the country. (Photo: Flickr/Bridget Coila)

Jasleen, a big baby born in Germany on Friday, weighs a whopping 13 pounds, 4 ounces -- beating out the country's previous big baby birth by 4 ounces. Jasleen the big baby came into the world on July 26 at University Hospital in Leipzig. The heavyweight newborn now holds the champion title of biggest baby ever born in Germany.

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What's perhaps most shocking is that Germany's newest biggest baby was born naturally. Mirror reports that her mother, who has not been named, opted for a vaginal birth instead of a caesarean section, the recommended method of birth for babies of Jasleen's size.

In developed countries, babies typically weigh between 5.5 and 10 pounds and are between 19 and 21 inches long at birth. The average baby weight is roughly 7.5 pounds. Jasleen the big baby weighed almost twice this.

So how was Jasleen the big baby born so, well, big?

According to Science World Report, Jasleen's mother was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her pregnancy. The condition is known to cause the excessive weight in newborns. The American Diabetes Association notes that gestational diabetes affects about 18 percent of pregnant women, and usually occurs in late pregnancy.

The largest baby in history was born in Canada in 1879 to parents who were both over 7 feet tall. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Anna Bates, who was 7ft 5in-tall, gave birth to a 23lb, 12oz baby boy. Unfortunately, the newborn died 11 hours after birth.

To see a photo of Jasleen the big baby, click here

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