When Natashia Corrigan declined an epidural she had no idea her baby was going to be a record breaker!
Born in January at the Mercy Hospital baby Brian Liddle Jr. weighed 6.08kg and is the largest baby born in Victoria. Whilst bub was predicted to be large, measuring over 4kg at her 36 week scan his size was still a surprise to everyone – including Mum!
“I never dreamed he’d be this big, thought he’d be an 11 pounder at the max! But we were blessed with a safe delivery of a 13.5 pounder! I’m still in shock!” Corrigan said.
Corrigan birthed the baby naturally using only gas for pain relief and considers his no-pain-relief delivery a real accomplishment.
“I think I was in a bit of shock because the birth was natural and I only had gas so I was still in a bit of shock just from that,” said Corrigan, explaining that she had to continue reminding herself to think positive thoughts throughout the delivery. “The power of positive thinking during birth, be positive, breathe deep.”
“I dreamed of a little fat baby,” Corrigan told 7 News. “I’ve always wanted a little fat baby and I’ve got a big one!”
Baby Brian did not however make the Guiness Book of Records where the “heaviest birth” is currently held by Giantess Anna Bates, who gave birth to a boy weighing 22 pounds in Seville, Ohio, on January 19, 1879.
CREDIT: Images via Natashia Corrigans Social Media.