Friday 17 November 2017

Woman gives birth to 13lb 13oz baby

Asher Stewardson was born on January 26, 2012, weighing 13lb 13oz (AP)
Asher Stewardson was born on January 26, 2012, weighing 13lb 13oz (AP)

A woman in the United States has given birth to a boy weighing 13lb 13oz - without the aid of surgery.

Asher Stewardson was born on Thursday at Mercy Medical Centre in Des Moines, Iowa, measuring 23.5in long. Fifteen months ago, his brother Judah arrived weighing 12lb 1oz at birth.

Mercy officials say only a tenth of 1% of all newborns weigh more than 11lb at birth.

The boys' mother, Kendall Stewardson, endured six hours of labour without an epidural injection.

She says she and her husband Joshua wanted to avoid Caesarean delivery because that would not have been good for her or Asher.

Press Association

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