Doctors at a hospital in Guangdong just “sweat” when performing a caesarean section for a pregnant woman admitted to the hospital on February 7. Lai gave birth to a baby weighing 6.5kg and it took three people to help lift the baby out of her belly.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, before this baby in Guangdong, the world’s heaviest newborn was born in 1955 in Italy, weighing nearly 9kg.
This Cantonese woman said that during the ultrasound, the doctors only told her that the baby was a little heavier than usual, but she was not too concerned because her first child also weighed 4.4kg. Perhaps, the mother has gestational diabetes is also the reason why this boy is heavier than expected.
Newborn babies usually weigh only 2.8-3.4kg. Babies with a larger than normal weight are divided into two categories, physiological and pathological. The cause of the physiologically overweight children is due to genetic factors or the mother’s diet. Babies who are overweight are usually due to the mother having gestational diabetes.