Mum gives birth to 13lb 7oz ‘Hercules’ baby WITHOUT an epidural
When Nicolina Newcombe was pregnant, passers-by thought she was having twins.
But the 33-year-old mum, from New Zealand, was just carrying a large baby inside her.
She gave birth to her 13lb 7oz son this month – who weighed DOUBLE as much as the average newborn.
Nicolina didn’t have an epidural when she went into labour.
She was given some remifentanil as the pain “good a bit much”, but the birth was otherwise completely natural.
The mum’s labour wasn’t stress-free as her son’s shoulder got stuck in her pelvis.
Thankfully, midwives were on hand to offer their assistance as the baby was delivered.
Nicolina told New Zealand Herald: “He came out head first and once my midwife realised, she pressed the emergency button.
“Heaps of doctors came in and helped pull him out.
“Everybody was like, ‘wow, what a big baby’ and ‘how big is he’; everyone was really shocked.”
The newborn was the same size as an 11-week-old baby.
Following the delivery, midwife Annika Reid, told Waikato Times: “He’s a Hercules baby.
“I don’t think that I’ll [deliver] another baby that size the normal way in my career… it’s pretty unreal.”
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