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Australian Mom Gives Birth to Mega-Baby

By Madeline Holler |

big-babyAn Australian woman gave birth to an incredibly large baby last week.

Chelsea Rose Mackay (left — duh!) weighed nearly twice as much as the average baby at birth. Wearing diapers and a onsie for a six-month-old, she was more than five times as long as another baby at the same hospital (and pictured), Melinda Burns, who was two months premature.

13 pounds, 8 ounces and more than 21.5 inches long.

Chelsea’s mom her baby would be large — she said her stomach was huge. But still she was suprised after the baby was born via a planned c-section (doctors were worried Chelsea wouldn’t fit through the mom’s pelvis).

How’d the baby get so big? It probably had something to do with Mom’s diet. She says she ate “stockman’s tucker and also snacked on icy poles while pregnant.” (Translation: piles of meat and popsicles.)

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About Madeline Holler


Madeline Holler

Madeline Holler is a writer, journalist, and blogger. She has written for Babble since the site launched in 2006. Her writing has appeared in various other publications both online and in print, including Salon and True/Slant (now Forbes). A native of the Midwest, Madeline lives, writes, and parents in Southern California, where she's raising two daughters and a son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Madeline's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Australian Mom Gives Birth to Mega-Baby

  1. jeannesager says:

    Oh, thank God you put the words C-section in there. Because until I got there, all I could think was oooowwwww

  2. Maribel says:

    People need to be cautious about promoting bigger size(Both in height and weight) in children, cause it can cause health problems later on.

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