Australian Woman Gives Birth To A 13 Pound Baby…Naturally
As someone whose encounters with births come from watching a baby story and that video they showed us in high school health class, the idea of child birth sounds pretty daunting to me. And that’s if you have an average sized baby.
So imagine, having a child who is double the size of an average baby, 13 pounds to be exact.
That’s what happened to this Australian mother, Natashia Corrigan. Corrigan, a mother of four now, gave birth to Brian Liddle (You can’t make this stuff up.) in January. Naturally, she said, she was shocked.
She told the Melbourne, Australia newspaper, the Herald Sun, “I’m still finding it hard to believe. But by the end of the term, I was struggling just turning in bed and walking up the stairs at home.”
Liddle is one of the biggest babies ever born in Australia and holds the record for the hospital where he was born.
Corrigan told Yahoo News, “I dreamed of a little fat baby. I’ve always wanted a little, fat baby and I’ve got a big one!”
Brian was born after a 7 hour natural birth. Corrigan said, “Because he was so big it was a bit hard to get him out, and they had to get a few extra staff members to come in and help,” she told Yahoo 7 News. “This is the first pregnancy I’ve got to experience a natural labor, the longest I’ve ever been pregnant, and I’ve got the fat little man that I wanted.”
“It’s hard to get our minds around such a whirlwind of a day,” she said. “I never dreamed we’d get so much love for our BIG baby boy and family.”