Imagine how hard it is to get pregnant and give birth amid lockdown? But mothers are always tough when it comes to their kids, just like this mom who delivered her child in a birthing pool at home–an infant which was later on found to be one of the biggest babies born in the UK amid lockdown.
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According to Metro, Emma Fearon, 34, recently welcomed her son Atticus James Fearon who weighs 11lbs 6oz, an infant who is as heavy as a bowling ball.
“I birthed him in a pool with the midwife arriving with only half an hour to spare,” she shared. “I only had a couple of puffs of gas and air and got away with no stitches. It just goes to show what women’s bodies are capable of and a nice reassurance for those that are predicted to have big babies.”
And now, she has one of the country’s biggest families with her firstborn Aria weighing 10 pounds 8 ounces at birth and her second baby Amelia who weighs 9 pounds.
UK’s Biggest Baby in 2019
Emma’s baby, on the other hand, is not the biggest baby in the UK–but Baby Anila, who weighed 12 pounds and 6 ounces at birth last year. The child, who was delivered at the North Middlesex University Hospital, was born naturally with mother Armonita not using any painkillers.
“Our maternity team are very proud of all the babies born at the North Mid, and especially proud of Baby Anila and her mom. We wish them a wonderful life ahead,” Maria Kane, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital, expressed after the child’s birth.
The mother thanked the midwives of the aforementioned hospital for keeping her and her baby safe during the whole process, “My other children were all quite heavy when they were born but Anila is definitely the heaviest. The midwives here have been amazing and I’m glad that Anila is healthy and happy.”