A mum is recovering after giving birth to a baby weighing 7.3kg, or 16 pounds and measuring 60cm long. And it’s not her first large newborn!

Cleidiane Santos dos Santos, 27 gave birth to her bouncing baby boy, Angerson, on January 18 at Hospital Padre Colombo in Parintins, Amazonas State, Brazil. The not-so-little arrival is baby number five for Cleidiane, who has previously given birth to a baby weighing 4kg.

“I did not expect this surprise,” she told Globo. “I thought it would be four kilos, but it turned out to be seven kilos. I want to thank the team at Hospital Padre Colombo, who have been giving me strength and treating me very well, since I arrived here, if it weren’t for them, I don’t know what would have become of me. So, I thank each one.”

Cleidiane was admitted to the hospital the day before the birth, after doctors discovered her son was a Large For Gestational Age baby. It was decided a c-section would be the safest way to deliver Angerson. Despite his size, baby Angerson is doing well and is in a stable condition, with the hospital saying he was breastfeeding.

“He is receiving intensive assistance from the neonatology team, which is responsible for the care,” explained obstetrician Artemisia Pessoa.

“We are only happy, satisfied and grateful that everything worked out in this case, in this risky situation, a rare situation that also ended up surprising us, because we were imagining a baby weighing around six kilos, based on the ultrasound, but he still exceeded that expectation.”

Wow, what an amazing birth!

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  • My 4.67kg bubba was enough!


  • My first daughter was born at 31+2 an only weighed 1400grams. I can’t imagine having such a chubby bubby :)


  • I cannot even imagine. My son was 4kgs induced a week early and I know how that felt to deliver and then the aftermath. I really hope she is supported physically and mentally to get the recovery she needs.


  • The poor woman must have struggled towards the end of her pregnancy with the extra weight! Thankfully both my kids were half this weight or less.


  • That’s one big bubba. Hope mum can cope with carting him around. I wish them well.


  • Picking up this young man for another year till he walks is going to be one terrible draining effort. So hard at present while waiting for the c-section to heal properly as well. I wish them happiness and lots of luck.


  • That’s crazy!! Such a big bubba. Mine was half that weight, and 50cm tall.


  • WOW! A big baby. I hope mum is recovering very well now and enjoying her healthy baby.


  • Lucky they could do a c-section for such a big baby. Hope mum is okay. Congratulations to the family.


  • Can you imagine her back pain when she has to change him? But no matter what size he is, his Mum and family and going to love him of that I am certain. I’m so happy that they are both doing so well and she was in the right place with doctor’s who knew exactly what to do. I also love his name. Congratulations on your beautiful boy.


  • I had 10lbs for my biggest and as luck would have it my hospital had speciality in diabetes and during my care they tested me and found that I am diabetic .This has been a life saver for me and my child thanks to the hospital .So remember girls big baby could mean other news


  • My wife delivered a 12 pounder. I don’t know why her doctor never said let’s have a c-section, but watching her give birth was one of the scariest things that I have witnessed. The babies shoulders got stuck, all pushing sensation vanished, I asked the midwife why the halter readout changed and then all hell broke loose. They managed to rip the baby out before he was crushed to death, but he suffered nerve damage to one arm in the process. There was blood up the wall to the ceiling where they swung him back to the waiting specialist, who now had to deal with a massive, grey lifeless baby. My wife was sobbing and delirious, the midwifes were upset. Luckily for the child, his mother never believed in drug pain relief, so that obviously improved his chances. Also the fact that he was so big. Otherwise a much smaller baby would not have lasted as the uterus shrinks down and crushes the child to death. In nicu, nurses came from everywhere to see the big baby, who was already the size of an infant. That first short journey to the outside world is one of the most dangerous a person will ever take in their life.


  • Oh my, thats not a newborn size! My kids were 1.71kg and 2.70kg


  • My youngest was 4.5kg and everyone thought that was enormous!


  • YIKES. I hope both Mum and baby don’t have any ongoing health issues – because that is not a typical baby size!!!


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