The AP is reporting that a baby boy weighing 13 pound and 13 ounces was born vaginally last Thursday in Des Moines. (The article has some photos.)
“Asher Stewardson was born Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, measuring 23 ½ inches.”
“Mercy officials say only a tenth of 1 percent of all newborns weigh more than 11 pounds at birth.”
“The boys’ mother, Kendall Stewardson, endured six hours of labor without an epidural injection. She says she and her husband, Joshua, wanted to avoid cesarean delivery because that wouldn’t have been good for her or Asher.”
Holy Toledo that is a huge baby. That baby is almost double the size of my biggest baby. I can’t imagine what that will do to your vagina. I hope they stitched her up tight and threw in a little vaginal rejuvenation for her. Poor mom!!
I totally respect that she didn’t want to have a cesarean but I hope she’s OK in the long run. My good friend had a 10-pounder and that baby threw her coccyx out and messed her up pretty bad.
I want more from AP on this: How big is her husband? (He looks pretty normal size in the photos but he is sitting down.) How big was he when he was born? Does this just run in the family? Was there any gestational diabetes at play – that can make babies bigger? Did they know ahead of time? Should she have delivered earlier?
What do you think about delivering a nearly 14-pound baby?