First-time mother gives birth to one of the UK’s biggest babies with NO pain relief1 min read


While Lily-Grace’s birth weight is impressive, she’s no where near the record for the biggest baby born in Britain.

The heaviest baby ever born in the UK was 15lb 8oz Guy Carr, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, who was welcomed via caesarean section in 1992.

George Joseph King, who arrived on February 11 in 2013, is thought to be the biggest baby born naturally in Britain.

He weighed a staggering 15lb 7oz (more than double the average newborn weight of 7lb 8oz) when he was born at Gloucester Royal Infirmary, two weeks past his due date. 

George’s mother Jade Packer, then 21, who had gas, air and a last-minute epidural, described the labour as ‘horrifically traumatic’. 

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In December 2017, Brodey Young became the heaviest baby born at a hospital in a decade, tipping the scales nearly 13lb.

He weighed in at 12lb 130z – nearly the same as a bowling bowl, stunning midwives and doctors on the Blueberry Ward at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby – and his mother Sheralyn Wilcock, of Cleethorpes.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest baby ever born was the son of Canadian giantess Anna Bates (née Swan) who gave birth at her home in Seville, Ohio, on January 19, 1879.

Her not-so-little boy weighed 22lb (9.98 kg) are measured 7ft 11in (241.3 cm). The baby, who was not officially named but just referred to as ‘Babe’, sadly died 11 hours later.

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