Russian Woman's 12th Baby Weighs in at Massive 17 Pounds
BARNAUL, Russia – A Siberian woman gave birth to her 12th child - a girl weighing in at a massive 17 pounds, 1 ounce, Reuters reports.
Baby Nadia, who weighed more than twice the world average of 7 pounds, 6 ounces for newborns, was delivered by Caesarean section September 16.
“We were all simply in shock,” the mother, Tatyana Barabanova, 43, told Reuters.
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Barabanova said she ate "everything," including potatoes, noodles and tomatoes during her pregnancy.
The Guinness World Records lists a 22 pound, 4 ounce baby boy born in Italy in 1955, and a 23 pound, 8 ounce baby boy who was born in the United States in 1879 but died 11 hours later.