Britain’s Biggest Baby Girl Weighs 12lbs 8oz

A woman has given birth to the biggest ever baby girl, coming in at a huge 12lbs 8oz. She is twice the size of the average newborn.

The youngster, who has three older brothers, was born after an astonishingly short labour of just six hours.

Mum and dad Gemma and Ian Woods were over the moon to lastly have a long-awaited daughter in their family but weren't quite expecting such a large baby.

Not only was it a comparatively short labour, but brave mum Gemma, 28, had a natural birth and opted only for gas and air pain relief.

'I just couldn't believe it when the midwife told me the weight - I thought I was hearing things,' she told the Sunday Mirror.

'When she was two weeks old we took a photograph of her next to my nephew Thomas, who was born three weeks before.

'He weighted 6lb 13oz - and she completely dwarfed him.'

The heaviest baby ever born was in January 1979 when Anna Bates gave birth in Ohio to a boy that weighed 23lb 12ozs but he died 11 hours shortly.

The heaviest surviving infant was in Aversa, Italy, in September 1955 which weighed 22lb 8oz.

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