Tamara Kankowski gave birth to twin sons, Lucas and Dillon, each weighing around 10 pounds. She delivered them by Caesarean section at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati.
Lucas weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces, and Dillon weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces — far higher than the average weight of 6-and-a-half pounds to 7 pounds for a twin baby at birth, said Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing editor of FoxNewsHealth.com, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
The twins fell just short of setting the world record for the combined weight of newborn twins, set a few years ago in Britain at 23 pounds and 12 ounces. But the twins are the largest to have been delivered at the hospital.
“I’ve delivered 8-pound twins in my practice – but 10-pound twins – that’s almost unheard of,” Alvarez said.
Sept. 26. 2007: Nadia Khalina, was delivered by Caesarean section at a hospital in the Altai region of Siberia. Weighing an amazing 17.1 pounds at birth, she joined eight sisters and three brothers.
Sept. 26, 2007: Baby Nadia, the 12th child born to Tatyana Khalina.
Khalina, who suffered gestational diabetes, said her diet consisted mostly of potatoes.
If you have gestational diabetes, your baby may be at increased risk of excess growth, the Mayo Clinic said on its website. Extra glucose will cross the placenta, which triggers your baby's pancreas to make extra insulin. This can cause your baby to grow too large.
Nadia lies in a maternity ward next to a "normal-sized" newborn.
October 26, 2007: Nadia lies on a bed next to her 2-year-old sister Zhenya at their apartment in the Siberian city of Aleisk.
September 13, 2006: Marie Michel holds her newborn baby Stephon Hendrix Louis-Jean at Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn. Stephon was born weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces.
Jan. 18, 2005: A 16.7-pound baby boy is seen at the Albert Sabin Maternity Hospital 900 miles northeast of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Francisca Ramos dos Santos, 38, gave birth to the healthy boy named Ademilton. He was the largest baby born at the Albert Sabin Maternity Hospital in its 12-year history, the hospital said. "Obviously the baby was born by Caesarean section," hospital director Rita Leal said.
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