An English mother has given birth to a whopping baby boy, who was delivered weighing twice the normal size at 7.2kg.
George King , the second heaviest baby to be born naturally in the UK, stunned doctors with his size, the BBC reported.
“When his head was out that’s when they realised he was so big, and then his shoulders got stuck,” his mother Jade Packer, 21, said.
“The was about 20-odd doctors in the room and that’s when it got really scary.”
George, who was born six weeks ago at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, went without oxygen for five minutes.
Doctors gave him just a 10 per cent chance of survival and he was rushed into an intensive baby care unit at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.
“When we got told that you’re going to lose you baby after nine months of waiting to finally meet him I think that was the worst,” father Ryan, 21, said.
But George recovered from the birth and after four-and-a-half weeks his parents were allowed to take him home.
Doctors are still puzzled as to why George was so heavy, with an MRI scan revealing no abnormalities.
Ms Packer said she was just happy her son’s story had a happy ending.
“He’s a little miracle, well, a big miracle really,” she said.
Last month, the largest ever Queensland baby, Oliver Jeffrey Stock, was born in Rockhampton weighing 6.76kg.
Source: BBC News
Author: Emily O’Keefe, Approving editor: Mark Worley