Thursday, May 9, 2019

Photos: Woman assumed pregnant with twins gives birth to baby twice the size of a newborn

A woman many assumed was pregnant with twins gave birth to a "Hercules" baby twice the size of an average newborn.

Nicolina Newcome delivered 13lb 7oz Tobias without an epidural.

As well as tipping the scales at just under twice the average 7lb 6oz newborn, the New Zealander came out weighing the same as an 11 week old baby.

Annika Reid, Nicolina’s midwife at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, told the 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.”

The midwife also expressed amazement that Tobias was born without a cesarean section.

Tobias's 33-year-old mum says she would have to go shopping again as all the pre-bought baby clothes wouldn't fit the hefty tot.