Labour & Delivery

OH BOY! NSW Mum Gives Birth Naturally to Record-Breaking Baby


Little boys – they steal our hearts, they test our patience and they rip our bodies to shreds during birth!

This is especially the case for Sydney newborn Parker James Bell who set a hospital record, tipping the scales at 5.755kg.

Come coo at this bouncing, bonny baby boy with us!

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The gorgeous chunky bubba was born completely naturally, without pain relief, and at 39.3 weeks gestation.

We applaud mum, Nikki, 28, who looks absolutely awesome after giving birth to her not-so-little man! And without complications or drugs too – supermum indeed! And super uterus!

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It’s a baby record!

Blacktown Midwifery Group confirmed that Parker’s birth weight is a new record for the hospital.

This gorgeous chunky boy was born on Thursday to one of our MGP Mums, Nikki. He weighed in at a record breaking 5.755kg (12lb 6oz for the old school) and was a natural birth with no complications.

We are happy to report the not so little Parker and Mum Nikki are doing well. Welcome to the world Parker, you’ll be the talk of Blacktown Maternity for a long time to come!”

Big baby = more to love

The squishy monkey is in perfect health, despite being around the same size of the average three month old. He joins big sister, Maddison, 20 months who clearly already loves her big little brother dearly.

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Big baby from the beginning

Nikki and her hubby, Michael, were prepared for a larger-than-average bubba, after being told he was around the 3.5kg mark at his 24 week growth scan. However, Nikki also reckons that birthing Parker wasn’t any different to other labours.

“I’m sure all births hurt, whether it’s 1.7kg of 5.7kg — they all hurt,” she told reporters.

“My first baby went until 41 weeks and 3 days. Lucky I didn’t go that far he would have been 6kg plus.”

Of course, this isn’t the first larger-than-average bubba to be born in Australia. Last year a Queensland couple welcomed a little girl who weighed in at 6.02 kg.

And a Victoria mum also made headlines when she gave birth to a 6.08kg baby boy naturally and without an epidural.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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