Heavyweight baby boy born in Berlin

A hospital in Berlin announced Friday the birth of a super-size baby boy, weighing in at six kilogrammes (13.2 pounds), whose 40-year-old experienced mother had a natural birth for her 14th child.

"According to our research, there has never been a child of such heavy weight born without a (caesarean) operation in Germany," said Dr Wolfgang Henrich, head of the neo-natal unit at the hospital, in a statement.

The mother, identified only as Elfi Y., is herself obese, tipping the scales at 240 kilogrammes, the hospital said, adding that she had but still did not give up sweets.

Her new baby named Jihad will join nine brothers and four sisters, three of whom weighed more than five kilogrammes at birth.

weigh on average 3.5 kilogrammes.

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Isaacsname
Nov 26, 2011
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Callippo
not rated yet Nov 26, 2011
Relevant story: http://www.bild.d...ild.html
It seems, after this precedent the Jihad name had become quite popular in western Europe Muslim community. The irony is, without the help of western world, young Jihad wouldn't probably survive in the same way, like his fat mother.
Hev
not rated yet Nov 26, 2011
that is enough to make any mum wince but after 14 of them she probably was pretty flexible - not surprised she had lost her figure -
about time her husband had some surgery
Rydog
Nov 28, 2011
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