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World's heaviest baby girl born in Karnataka

The yet-to-be named newborn is being reported as the world's heaviest baby girl

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Publish Date: May 26 2016 2:23PM | Updated Date: May 26 2016 2:23PM

World's heaviest baby girl born in Karnataka

World's heaviest baby girl born in Hassan district, Karnataka. She is born to a 19-year-old woman and weighs 6.8 kg, which is almost the same as an average six-month-old.


Before her the Guinness Record for the heaviest baby is held by a boy born in 1955.


Dr Venkatesh Raju, the local health officer in Karnataka said that, in my 25 years of experience, I have never seen such a big baby. She is a miracle.”

The doctors were as concerned about the mother Nandini who weighs 94 kg and has diabetes but the baby turned out to be healthy and does not have any health issues like irregular sugar levels or thyroid.
Dr Poornima Manu, who delivered the baby said, "The surgery took place for nearly half-an-hour and it was free of any risk. She is really big and beautiful." 
Last year in November 2015, an Indian woman named Firdous Khatun had given birth to the a baby boy weighing 6.6kg.