Woman gives birth to 16lb 4oz baby boy

A woman in New Zealand has given birth to a massive 16lb and 4oz baby.

The baby boy, measured 57cm long is almost double the size of the average new born.

16lb baby

While doctors had initially predicted the baby would be large, both medics and his parents were shocked at his size.

The boy was born by caesarean section at the Wellington Hospital after it took doctors three hours to administer the epidural.

The parents of the baby, preferred not to be identified, however the baby boy’s father did tell Stuff.co.nz: ‘We are not that tall ourselves, so we are not sure where his size comes from.’

Their older son weighed 11.8lbs at birth.

Although this infant seems huge, the Guinness World Record is still held by a 23lb 9oz baby born to Canadian giantess Anna Haining Bates and her giant husband Martin Van Buren Bates.

Bates has held the record for 138 years.

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Source: www.metro.co.uk