Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Indonesian Woman Gives Birth to 15.2-Pound Baby
A WOMAN has given birth to Indonesia's heaviest ever baby, a boy weighing 6.9kg, hospital staff say.
The baby was born at a private maternity clinic on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, a nurse there said.
"He was born at about 4.30pm (7.30pm AEDT) on Monday, but because of respiratory problems, the baby was taken to Fatmawati (hospital) a few hours later," the nurse said.
The 37-year-old mother had gestational diabetes, which puts babies at risk of being heavier than normal.
Indonesia's previous heaviest baby, according to the Indonesian Museum of Records website, was born in East Java's Surabaya and weighed 6.4kg.