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Nearly 14-pound baby boy born in US


Published : Jan. 31, 2012 - 10:38

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A woman in the state of Iowa has given birth to a boy weighing 13 pounds and 13 ounces (6.2 kilograms) -- without the aid of surgery.

Asher Stewardson was born Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, measuring 23.5 inches (59.7 centimeters) long. Fifteen months ago, his brother, Judah, arrived weighing 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) and an ounce at birth.

Mercy officials say only a tenth of 1 percent of all newborns weigh more than 11 pounds (5 kilograms) at birth.

The boys' mother, Kendall Stewardson, endured six hours of labor without an epidural injection. She says she and her husband, Joshua, wanted to avoid cesarean delivery.

Asher Stewardson was born Jan. 26. (AP) Asher Stewardson was born Jan. 26. (AP)


6.2㎏ 거대 아기 자연분만으로 출산

미국 아이오와주의 한 여성이 자연분만으로 몸무게 6.2㎏, 키 59.7㎝의 남자 아이를 낳았다.

이 여성은 15 개월 전에 5.4㎏의 남자애를 낳은 적이 있다.

몸무게가 5㎏ 이상인 아이가 태어날 확률은 0.1%에 지나지 않는다.

이 여성은 제왕절개를 원치 않아 마취 주사도 맞지 않고 6시간의 진통을 겪었다.