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A woman in the US has given birth to a baby weighing more than 13 pounds

A woman in the US has given birth to a baby weighing more than 13 pounds

A woman in the US has given birth to a baby weighing more than 13 pounds

A woman in California says doctors predicted she would give birth to a big baby boy but nobody was prepared for just how big.

The North County Times reports that Jayden Sigler weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces, when he was delivered by caesarean section on Thursday.

His mother, Cynthia Sigler of Vista, California, says it took a photo of the scale readout to convince her cousin that the birth weight was not a joke.

The mother says doctors initially estimated that Jayden would weigh about nine pounds. By March 6, the estimate jumped to about 11 pounds.

Dr Jerald White says Jayden, at nearly 14 pounds, is the biggest baby he's delivered since his career began in 1961.

PA Media