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Delivering the world’s heaviest babies

German baby Jasleen was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at birth, which explains her size. Gestational diabetes develops in some women towards the end of their second trimester of pregnancy and can only be ruled out with a glucose-screening test.

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But Jasleen, Jihad and George King have nothing on little Anna Swan, who maintains her 167-year-strong record for being the world’s heaviest baby ever delivered. The Canadian-born infant was born on 6 August, 1846, and weighed 10.4 kg. Her closest contenders remain to be an Indonesian-born baby weighing 8.6 kg at birth and Russian newborn Nadia Barabanova at 7.75kg. In China, little Chun Chun made the country’s record – she was 7 kg at birth.

How’s that for a one-of-a-kind birth story?

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