Mom, 21, gives birth to 13lb baby girl after believing she has twins
A young mother gave birth to a 13lb(nearly 6kg) baby girl.
- A 21-year-old first-time mom gave birth to a 13lb(6kg) baby.
- The newborn is said to be the second biggest baby girl born in the UK.
- The mother is still in recovery after her traumatic pregnancy.
Amber Cumberland, 21, and Scott Joy, 22, from Aston, Oxfordshire, recently became parents for the very first time. On April 16, the young mom gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl.
Newborn Emilia came into this world weighing the whopping 13lb(6kg), as Daily Mail reveals.
During her pregnancy, Amber’s bump was so big that doctors thought she might have twins on the way. However, when they found out it was only one baby, they were beyond baffled. With her extraordinary weight, little Emilia is believed to be the second biggest baby girl born in the UK. The record-breaker is a girl born in 2012, weighing 14lbs 4oz(6.5kg).
Speaking about how her body changed during her unusual pregnancy, Amber shares:
“Before the pregnancy, I was 12.5st and a size 14 and at the end of the pregnancy, I couldn’t fit into anything smaller than a size 20 and was about 17st. Since the birth, I’m back in size 16 and weighing just under 15st.
It became a game when we went to the supermarket to see if we would get a comment about the size of the bump and we always did.”
When the doctors brought baby Emilia to her mother, they told her: “Congratulations you’ve had a toddler!”
Although the parents were shocked to find out their newborn was with the weight of a six-month-old baby, they were overjoyed that she was healthy.
When asked about her 24-hour labor experience, the young mom said:
“I got to eight centimeters dilated and she couldn’t go any further – if she went any further down they wouldn’t be able to get her back up and she would’ve got stuck. During the C-section, it took two people to lift her out and one to hold everything back to get her out.
The whole outfit we brought didn’t fit her but luckily we had some spare 0-3 month clothes packed and the hospital staff had to hunt down bigger nappies from pediatrics for us. Nurses at the hospital even stayed overtime to see the weight of the baby and take photos with her because she was so big.”
While Amber’s pregnancy bump was rapidly growing, the 21-year-old went through a series of painful complications. She explained:
“I was so desperate to get her out I tried everything – I ate half a kilogram of raw pineapple, used essential oils and bath salts, even acupressure – anything I read online that might help. The bump was so big I got lots of stretch marks and my skin was so weak from being stretched out that they would bleed if I stood up too quickly.
My stomach muscles completely split to the point where the doctors could barely distinguish them during the C-section and said they were the worst they’d ever seen. I also had awful sciatica and compressed nerves in my hips and legs because of the weight of her and I couldn’t even roll over in bed without Scott to help me.”
The young mother is now in recovery after giving birth to a 13lb baby.
Amber is currently on a waiting list for physiotherapy to help heal her badly split stomach muscles, as the skin around her belly button is “completely numb.” She said:
“Because of the damage to my stomach muscles the stitches have no support and I have to be really careful. ‘I can’t pick Emilia up or breastfeed her because she’s so heavy and there’s no protection for my organs, but I’m slowly getting better. I’m still as uncomfortable as when I was pregnant but I do feel a lot lighter and have no more trapped nerves which I’m very grateful for.”
The happy mom added:
“We’re both so overjoyed with our gorgeous little girl.”