Yeah! What she says!

Yeah! What she says!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Update On The 17 Pound Baby

Just a quick update on that 17 pound Russian baby.

Doctor say 17-pound baby has health issues

Published: 28, 2007 at 12:53 PM
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ALEISK , , 28 (UPI) -- Medical officials report that Russia's heaviest-ever newborn -- a 17.1-pound girl born in Siberia -- has serious health problems.

"The baby is under the special care of the local health department," Galina Kagirova, the region's chief pediatrician, told RIA Novosti Friday.

The baby, named Nadezhda, a Russian word meaning " hope," was born at a maternity clinic in Aleisk Sept. 17 by Caesarean delivery.

Her mother, Tatiana Khalina, 42, said she wasn't surprised at her daughter's birth weight because the first of 11 children weighed more than 11 pounds at birth, and the others "beat the records set by their brothers and sisters," RIA Novosti reported.

The Guinness Book of Records recorded the heaviest baby, weighing 29.23 pounds, was born in Illinois but died several hours after being born due to respiratory problems. The heaviest surviving baby was born in Italy, weighing 22.5 pounds when he was born in 1955.

No mention as to what kind of problems or what that might mean for her future...

1 comment:

Bigsibling said...

"Doctor say 17-pound baby has health issues"

Can anyone say 'understatement' - who would have through a 17 lb baby would not have health issues?