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Wednesday 22 November 2017

... as woman in US gives birth to bouncing boy of 13lbs 13oz

A woman in the United States has given birth to a boy weighing 13lbs 13oz -- without the aid of surgery.

Asher Stewardson was born last Thursday at the Mercy Medical Centre in Des Moines, Iowa, measuring 23.5ins long. Fifteen months ago, his brother Judah arrived weighing 12lbs 1oz. Mercy officials say only a tenth of 1pc of all newborns weigh more than 11lbs at birth.

The boys' mother, Kendall Stewardson, endured six hours of labour without an epidural injection. She says she and her husband Joshua wanted to avoid Caesarean delivery because that would not have been good for her or Asher.

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