Woman Gives Birth To 13 Pound Baby, Breaking Hospital's Record

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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Michelle and Brad Hall became parents for the first time on May 7, but their bundle of joy was a lot bigger than most. Isaac Michael Hall was born via C-section and measured in at 25.5 inches tall and weighed 13 pounds 10 ounces, breaking West Penn Hospital’s previous records.

“We have never seen a baby of this size. And when I polled all the pediatricians from this hospital, some of whom date back to the early 1980s, there’s never been a baby on record who’s this size,” Dr. Andrew Sword told CBS Pittsburgh.

"We knew the baby was going to be very large. As large as this? No. But at the same time, too large to deliver any other way,” he said.

Isaac is healthy, but most babies that are his size are born to mothers who have diabetes.

“It’s literally a naturally large baby, no other factors that we know of,” Dr. Sword told Post-Gazette.

The couple said their family doesn’t have a history of big babies, but Brad is 6 feet, 5 inches tall. It’s likely that Isaac will be a large adult.

Dr. Sword added: “There are babies that are this size at 3 months, 6 months of age, so he has a head start.”

“We got a frame where you can put the hand print and the foot. And I don’t think they’re going to fit,” Michelle said. 

The family will return to their home in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, soon.

Sources: KDKA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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