Mom Delivers 13-Pound Baby in 10 Minutes


13 pound baby born 10 minutes
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Ouch, ouch, ouch. New Boston mom Amanda Byron must still be icing her privates after she gave birth vaginally last week to a 13-pound, 2-ounce baby boy. The lucky lady was the recipient of said baby after only four hours of labor and 10 minutes of pushing.

Jonathan Patrick Rozzi arrived to a very surprised group of family and nurses who were not expecting a baby boy as big as a 3-month-old.

If you're like me, your first thought was, "That lady must have eaten Cheetos for every meal." But Byron assures us she ate a normal, well-balanced diet that didn't include soda. While the height and weight of the mom weren't announced (wouldn't you just smack someone who asked you for that information post-birth?), Byron also says she and her fiance don't come from large people.

Since an average baby weighs 6 to 8 pounds, but we're regularly seeing 10-pounders, you've got to wonder: Why are babies so darn big these days?

It's good news (although tell that to women and their sore nether regions), as women are eating healthier diets, and fewer women are smoking during pregnancy. So babies are actually bigger and more muscular when they arrive, which means they'll most likely be healthier adults thanks to moms' diet and lifestyle.

But not all big babies are due to healthier moms. In fact, the scariest health issue tied to higher birth weight rates is gestational diabetes. These rates are also going up as women over the age of 35 are succumbing to the condition, and that increased blood sugar in mom circulates into baby, making him plump.

It appears that baby Jonathan is in the former camp, and his mom must be in great shape to pull off that amazing feat in birthing.

Did you have a really big baby?


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1lilm... 1lilmiracle

ouch my neither reagions are hurting reading this

JessL... JessLogansMommy

My first was 4lbs 11oz.  My second seemed like a monster at 7lbs 6oz, he didn't come out so easy.  That baby is bigger than the 2 of them combined.  I'm really against elective c-sections, but I think if I was being told I was having a 13lb baby, i might consider electing one! 


That is a big baby.  So happy to hear of a mom delivering a big, healthy baby vaginally!

Beaz Beaz

wow. my son was an 8 pounder, and he hurt, so all I can say is 13 pounds?! OUCH!

Lynette Lynette

a friend of mine recently had a 12lb baby, she only gained around 20lbs.  And guess what NO TEARING.  2 things played a big part in that.  She had no directed pushing(u know people saying push....) and she was on her hands and knees to push him out.  She also had a homebirth & she was a 2nd time VBAC mom.

Me personally I have smaller babies.  But out of my 3 the only one I didn't tear was my biggest.  It was a home waterbirth.

nonmember avatar Monzie

My first was 9 lb 8 oz. The second one (due to be born in a few weeks) is shaping up to be just as big. During my first pregnancy, I gained less than 20 pounds and had no issues with GD. And, so far in my current pregnancy, I've only gained 17 pounds.

I'm not really concerned about it. I was a 9 lb newborn and my husband was 11 lbs. So I'm destined to have big healthy babies, no matter what.

cafemama cafemama

I had an 8 pounder and an 11 pounder and the birth of the 11 pounder was way easier. People associate the higher birth weight with more pain, but it's really not the case!

relLi... relLie_babie

my son was 8lbs 10oz & that seems tiny compared to this 13lb baby. congrats to her!

ethan... ethans_momma06

My mom had an 11 pound 6 ouncer, and I was 10 pounds even at birth. No GD for her- and she did it 'all natural'.

woman... womandriver2

I had a friend who had two daughters both over 13 lbs and both vaginal.  She didn't have an easy time of it.  One baby was lodged and they broke her collar bone getting her out.  This was 20 years ago though so things have advanced a bit since then.

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