Melbourne, Nov 26: An obese German woman who reportedly has gestational diabetes and most likely a metabolic disorder, gave birth to a gigantic baby boy and named him Jihad.
According to The Local, the newborn child, which is the mother’s 14th kid weighs 13 pounds (six kilograms) sets a new record for Germany’s heaviest naturally born baby.
The 40-year-old mom, who weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms), was advised to go for C-section because of the high risks involved with such a large baby, but she pushed for a natural delivery on Wednesday at Berlin’s Charite hospital.
Jihad’s giant size is believed to be the result of his mother’s untreated gestational diabetes.
Doctors claim that the woman was aware of her condition, but ate too much sweet food, resulting in her excessively high blood sugar level, News.com.au reported.
The mother previously had given birth to nine boys and four girls, four of whom were born with birth weights heavier than 11 pounds (five kilograms).
Babies over 8.8 pounds (four kilograms) are judged overweight at birth. (ANI)