According to this circulating message, the accompanying photographs show newborn Nadia, a baby born in Russia that weighed in at a whopping 17 pound, 1 ounce (7.75 kg). A number of site visitors have contacted me to ask if the photographs are genuine. Some have suggested that the images may have been manipulated to make the baby seem bigger than she really is.
However, the photographs are genuine and the description is accurate. Baby Nadia was born at the maternity hospital in the Altai region of Siberia on 17 September 2007. As the message states, Nadia weighed 17 pounds, 1 ounce at birth. Mother Tatyana Barabanova, who has eleven other children, noted that all her babies have weighed over 11 pounds (5 kg) at birth.
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According to the 2008 edition of Guinness World Records, the heaviest newborn ever recorded was a baby born in 1879 that weighed 23 pounds 12 ounces (10.8 kg). He lived for only a few hours. The heaviest newborn to survive was a boy born in Italy in 1955 that weighed 22 pounds 8 ounces (10.2kg).
Subject: FW: 17 Pound 1 Ounce Baby….Ouch
BARNAUL, Russia – A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child – doing more than her fair share to stem Russia’s population decline – was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 17 pounds, 1 ounce.
Nadia was delivered by Caesarean section in the local maternity hospital in the Altai region on September 17, joining eight sisters and three brothers, a local reporter said.
“We were all simply in shock,” said Nadia’s mother, Tatyana Barabanova, 43. “What did the father say? He couldn’t say a thing – he just stood there blinking.”
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