Largest Baby In The World Is Born Weighing 18 Kg, You’ll Be Shocked At The Mothers Weight!
All women know that if a baby gains weight inside her belly the delivery will become even more difficult. Although babies are usually born healthy, some cases require special care.
Usually, babies are 46-53.5 cm. long and 2.5-4.3 kg. in weight. Now imagine if a child was born five times bigger well, it actually happened in a hospital in Australia.
An obese woman came to the emergency a few weeks ago. she had gone into labor and was about to give birth. The doctors then set her up and examined the woman, and what they found was shocking – the results showed that the baby weighed 18 kg.! they were shocked and concluded that there was no way the baby could be delivered naturally and determined that the baby must be delivered via a C-section.
“In previous situations, we had already dealt with overweight women. However, we had never witnessed anything like what we were seeing. Without doubt, this birth will be recorded forever in our lives. However, we realized that it was a very robust and large baby. I’m sure he’ll be a professional rugby player when he gets older,” the doctor joked. He also said that he first thought that the woman carried twins or triplets, and that the uniqueness of the case would go down in history!
The condition of an obese baby is known as Macrostomia. Here are a few possible health problems that may arise by the condition:
When a baby this big goes through the birth canal, it can result in fractures and damage the clavicle.
This condition occurs when bilirubin crosses the barrier that protects the brain. It affects the neurons in the brain and destroys them. The disease is otherwise known as Kernicterus.
This is a condition that occurs when the blood sugar levels drop below 50 mg/dL. Hypoglycemia is highly dangerous and can damage the kidneys, heart and brain.
About half of the Macrostomic infants have an increased number of red blood cells. This makes the blood more viscous and slows down the normal blood flow, while also affecting the proper central nervous system functions.
Usually, macrostomic children suffer from some kind of respiratory problems.
It’s important for women to stay active and eat healthy during their pregnancy and doing otherwise will cause complication for the baby and childbirth as well.