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A Mother Gave Birth To A 14-Pound Baby Without Painkillers

Tue, January 31, 2012 1:00pm EDT by HL Intern 13 Comments
14 Pound Baby

Baby Asher was born naturally at 13 pounds and 13 ounces after his mother endured six hours of labor — and NO epidural. Wow!

Kendall Stewardson gave birth last thursday to her second son at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, according to USA Today. Kendall took no epidural injections during labor because she and her husband Joshua were set against cesarian delivery.

Asher was born at 23 1/2 inches long. Fifteen months earlier she gave birth to her son Judah, who weighed 12 pounds and one ounce.

According to the Mercy Medical Center officials, only about 1% of newborns weigh more than 11 pounds at birth.

Asher isn’t the only baby to get the medias attention due to his weight. In July, JaMichael Brown was born weighting 16 pounds to Texas native Janet Johnson. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Canadian Anna Bates gave birth to the largest baby ever, weighing 23 pounds and 12 ounces.

Can you imagine giving birth to a baby that large?!?

-Milly Contreras


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