An Indian mother has given birth to the country’s heaviest baby – a whopping 14.77 pound boy.
Firdous Khatun, 36, welcomed her ninth child at Raja Ram Kalawati Hospital in Orai in Uttar Pradesh.
The baby, despite his big size, surprised the doctors when he came out smoothly via a normal delivery in just fifteen minutes.
Doctors who have confirmed him as the heaviest baby ever born in India are calling him a ‘miracle’.
Firdous, who weighs 171 pounds, had given birth to all eight of her children at home.
But her husband Kadir Raza, 40, was forced to rush her to the nearest hospital where after half an hour, Firdous welcomed not just her heaviest baby but the biggest ever born in the country.
All her past babies weighed a normal eight pounds.
Dr Anjana Gupta, who delivered the child, said: “He is a miracle baby. In my 21 years of experience, I had never seen a new-born as big as him.
“We could not believe how, despite his big size, he smoothly came out.
“Though his shoulders got stuck for few seconds, within three minutes he was in my hands. He was so big that he did not fit in my hands. He is a beautiful baby.
“Though he had respiratory issues initially, both he and his mother are now doing fine. Strangely, the mother is not diabetic which usually causes the risk of obesity in new-born. We do not know why the baby is so big but he is healthy and all his parameters are fine.”
The baby was referred to Vatsalya Hospital where he has been kept in the Child Care Unit. Doctors at the hospital are monitoring his developments and expect to discharge him in around five days time.
The new-born has smashed the record of the boy who was born earlier this year.
In October this year, a woman from Rajasthan in western India gave birth to a boy weighing a staggering 13.16 pounds via C-section. He was the country’s heaviest baby born – but now Firdous’ son has smashed the record.