Germany's Largest-Ever Baby Arrives via Vaginal Birth (Ouch!)

Both of my children were born via caesarean section, so I have exactly zero experience producing babies from my own personal vagina. Does that mean I can't imagine the true pain of childbirth because I don't know what it feels like, or that I tend to mentally exaggerate how intense it is? I have no idea, but I'm guessing c-section and vaginal-delivery moms alike can agree that the idea of pushing out a newborn who weighs over 13 pounds sounds REALLY REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE.

That's exactly what happened to a mother in Germany last week, when she gave birth to an infant who weighed a jaw-dropping 13.47 pounds. At 22.6 inches long, baby girl Jasleen is Germany's largest-ever newborn -- and get this: she was born naturally.

Babies Jasleen's size are usually born via c-section, but it's not unheard of for women to defy the odds with vaginal births that are what you might describe as above and beyond the call of duty. Back in May, a British mom successfully birthed a 15-pound, 7-ounce baby boy -- although her experience sounded terrifying as hell, since baby George got stuck during delivery and went without oxygen for five minutes.

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Jasleen was born on July 26 at University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany. She remains in the neonatal care unit, but baby and mother are thankfully said to be doing well after the birth. According to reports, the mother was suffering from an undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes, which can cause excessive birth weight. The condition usually develops around the 24th week of pregnancy, so it's too bad this woman wasn't getting the prenatal care that would have provided her with treatment strategies for avoiding complications.

Still, all seems well for this family at the moment, except for the fact that they won't be able to use any of those eentsy adorable newborn outfits. Jasleen may, however, earn a place in Guinness for being Germany's largest-ever baby born so far. She out-chubs a 13-pound boy named Jihad, who was born in Berlin in 2011.

Here's hoping Jasleen comes home from the NICU very soon -- and that her parents have been working on their bicep curls.

Are you surprised this baby was born vaginally?


Image via YouTube/AP Photo Waltraud Grubitzsch

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SNAPA SNAPA

Is that a cast on her arm?  If it is, poor baby.

MamaT... MamaTo2b2g

No, that's what they use to make sure baby doesn't pull the iv out.

Pucca93 Pucca93

Omg she's so big and I thought I suffered with my nine pounder! Well congrats on the new mom and baby! The mom will never forget this moment and tell her daughter that she was a big one! :)

JS0512 JS0512

OMG!  Like you, both of mine were C-Sections.  My first was an emergency and while I wanted the second to be a VBAC, after 1 C-Section and two other major abdominal surgeries it wasn't going to happen.  The thought of having to push a "normal" sized baby scared me I cannot imagine pushing a baby that large out.  No no no no nope!  My vagina hurts just thinking about it!!!  Major high five to that woman though!!

sylph... sylph_ironlight

NOPE. NOPENOPENOPE. My vagina hurts now. Be interesting to find out how badly she tore...

Keya25 Keya25

My vag just ran away and hid under the coffee table. I'm gonna let it stay there...

white... white_wolf454

Ok my Vag just tried to hide !

Rebecca Trowbridge

my uncle weighed over 13 lbs at birth vaginal birth i wish my gram and him were still alive for documentation. heavy birth weights are very common if the mom has diabetes

Audrey Lein

LOL Keya25... seriously funny.

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