17 lb baby!

  1. MSNBC News Services
    Updated: 11:42 a.m. ET Jan. 20, 2005A woman in Brazil gave birth Wednesday to a boy that doctors have nicknamed "giant baby." The infant weighs 17 pounds, about the average size of a six-month-old. He was delivered by Caesarean section.

    The boy's 38-year-old mother is diabetic, a condition which can commonly cause women to give birth to larger babies. The boy, named Ademilton dos Santos, is receiving oxygen due to breathing problems and is being given an intravenous glucose solution to maintain a safe blood sugar level.

    The director of the hospital in Cajazeiras, an area in north eastern Brazil, said the boy is otherwise in good health. Doctors say the mother Francisca Ramos dos Santos is feeling well after her surgery.

    The boy's father and four sibilings were reportedly surprised at the news.

    He is the heaviest baby ever born in Brazil, according to Brazilian medical officials.




    If you click on the link you can see the pic of the baby.




    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6847721/?GT1=6065

    Can you imagine.
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  2. 40 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    My last child was 10 lbs. 9 oz., and I thought HE was huge!! I can't imagine carrying around a 17-pounder......oh, his poor mamma.......
  4. by   CoffeeRTC
    Yikes! My 9 month old is about 16 lbs now! Yep she's a squirt, but I couldn't imaging carrying this baby! Mom is gonna have some nice strong arms.
  5. by   smk1
    i can't even imagine how her spinal column and ribs must look, and how her joints are feeling from this!
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    I have two children. Their combined weights at full-term, no not twins, was 12 pounds 8 oz. I cannot imagine. Hail Ceasar !!!
  7. by   KRVRN
    Y'know... Just from what I can see of him from that picture, he doesn't have that squished-up-fat-face look that's typical to IDM'ers! 17 lbs. makes you think that she was poorly controlled with her glucoses, but maybe she was fairly controlled.
  8. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from KRVRN
    Y'know... Just from what I can see of him from that picture, he doesn't have that squished-up-fat-face look that's typical to IDM'ers! 17 lbs. makes you think that she was poorly controlled with her glucoses, but maybe she was fairly controlled.
    GMA reported that she had had no prenatal care.
  9. by   LPN1974
    OMG, poor woman.
    I hope she has her tubes tied. She shouldn't have to go thru another pregnancy.
  10. by   saskrn
    Owww! Thank God for c-sections!
  11. by   Fiona59
    The story on our stations were saying undiagnosed diabetes in Mum and here's the best part "doctors were hoping she'd deliver vaginally" and "opted to do a c-section".

    I had a 10.5lb guy and he wasn't that bad. But I had a lot of tasteless jokes when people found out I didn't have a section....
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    she must have been OUT OF CONTROL....17lb, good grief.
  13. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    she must have been OUT OF CONTROL....17lb, good grief.
    This was her 4th child. Like I said Hail Ceasar! I do hope she had her tubes tied!
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    rofl.

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