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19 Pound, 24 Inch Long Baby Boy Born in Indonesia

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Filing this story under “Three Cheers for the Cesarean Section.”

Read about the mother and child here.



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Reader Comments (5)

Now THAT is some cephalopelvic disproportion!

Thanks for the links as well, Jill. It's really good to see this story in perspective, including the blood sugar & other dangers. instead of just gawking at it in a Guinness World Record kind of way. And yes, this sure does belong on Absolutelypositivelynecesarean.com!

September 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDou-la-la

Wow. What was the head circumference on that baby?

September 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMomTFH

Like 34.


That's a big baby dude, that's for sure.

September 25, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill

How did I miss this post? Thanks Jill for being realistic. I also wrote about the 19 pound baby with a tone of extreme irritability.

For your question about being able to tell if the baby was just big or a baby of a mom with uncontrolled diabetes. Yes, we can usually tell. The uncontrolled diabetic babies tend to be more lethargic, or have high pitched cries, or just "look funny" (very scientific I know, but instincts count), have poor tone, have large deposits of adipose around the face and eyes, etc. You are not going to quiz me are you?

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReality Rounds

That's almost exactly what a home birth midwife e-mailed me. My babies were huge but they had, like, necks. No GDM here.

It's so weird that a nine pound baby of a diabetic mom could be so unhealthy and a nine pound baby of a non-GDM mom can be hearty and happy. All of the big baby stuff I write is geared toward non-GDM women and I rarely even read about diabetes. I probably should these days.

September 26, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill
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