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Big Bebeluş! Romanian Woman Gives Birth to 15 Pound (6.8 kg) Baby

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The world is talking about the fifteen pound baby (6.8 kilograms) born on Saturday, August 29, 2009 to a woman in Romania. The baby girl named Luciana was born by cesarean section at the Maternitatea din Botosani in Romania.

Livia Rodica Muntianu is 39 years old and was sure that Luciana, her tenth child, was going to be twins. Both mother and child are healthy following the operation, remaining in the hospital while Luciana is monitored for potential breathing problems and other possible medical complications.

The director of the maternity center stated that giant babies are more like to have problems, such as “picioare de lut” (literal translation: “clay feet”), and are sent to the intensive care unit for monitoring.

Luciana is the biggest baby ever born in Romania.








Bebelus cu greutate-record adus pe lume la maternitatea din Botosani (ZIUA)

Bebelusul urias al Romaniei (Cancan)

Screenshots from 15lbs Baby Born in Romania (CBS News – Raw Video)


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Reader Comments (8)

Holy cow, that's big!!!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

that is one big baby! I wonder if the mother had Gestational Diabetes?

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermorgan

Morgan, I would imagine so.

September 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill


I cannot imagine. since she thought it may be twins, I'm assuming she had to ultrasound to determine this? (not really familiar w/ Romanian maternity care) :)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterterra jones

It is a pet peeve of mine when media outlets report on these giant babies who are admitted to the NICU and call them "healthy." I just took care of a baby the other day who was a mere 9 pounds who had blood sugars in the 20's (normal BS to maintain brain cells is 45-50) and was lethargic and refusing feeds. These babies can be really, really sick and I wish they would cover that aspect also. I am however, very curious as to what the doctor meant by "clay feet". I have no idea what Romanian health care entails, but it seems they were feeding via a syringe and the infant had no cardiac monitors on. Wow.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReality Rounds

Now THAT is a macrosomic baby...

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Reality Rounds -

I agree. The first thing I thought of when I saw that baby was - wow, that baby just doesn't look healthy. Just as too small can be a problem, I imagine the same goes with being too big.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermichele

RR: I'm pretty sure that clay feet is an expression used for exactly that... lethargic.

Yeah, I think people have very different definitions of "healthy."

September 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill
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Thanks for wanting to comment. This is an archive of a blog that once was. Take care! Jill