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Mom gives birth to a 'monster'

2012-02-08 12:30

Beijing - A mother in central China has given birth to a 7.04kg baby, possibly the largest newborn on record since the country's founding in 1949.

The state-run Tianjin Post said that the 29-year-old mother in Henan province gave birth to the boy on Saturday by caesarean section. It said delivery took just 20 minutes and both mother and the baby, named Chun Chun, are doing fine.

The paper said Chun Chun's parents are average size and there was nothing unusual about his mother's pregnancy or diet.

The paper said it wasn't immediately clear whether Chun Chun made China's record books.

Guinness World Records says the heaviest newborn ever recorded was born to an Ohio woman in 1879 and weighed 10.77kg.

Comments
  • Henri - 2012-02-08 12:44

    i think i weighed that at the age of 3

  • Shanelle - 2012-02-08 12:57

    Really now, poor baby being called a monster!! Why not giant baby or something like that?

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-02-08 12:59

    I think the baby had an intravenous KFC drip arranged for himself.

  • Schalk - 2012-02-08 13:05

    This story is worthless without pictures!

  • Michelle - 2012-02-08 15:04

    Why is bigger or different always referred to as a monster. He is just big! Get used to it!!

  • hdbrink - 2012-02-08 15:15

    How about those stretch marks? goodness...

  • Glyn - 2012-02-08 20:45

    One way around China's One-Child-Policy is to have one child twice as big!!

  • Teboho Mphaloane - 2012-02-08 21:24

    "Mom has 'monster' cut out from her"

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