Maria Lorena Marin entered the world early Wednesday as the largest baby born without Caesarean section in Spain at 13 pounds and 7 ounces. The delivery went smoothly, without her mother, Maxime Marin, 40, even taking an epidural.
Marin is British and her husband is Colombian. In a statement posted on the Marina Salud Hospital website, the hospital where the baby was born, Marin said she expected the baby to be big, “but not that big.”
The couple said all of their children have been born at more than 9 pounds. Maria Lorena is their fourth.
The chief of gynecology at the hospital, Dr. Javier Rius, said in the statement, “We are all very pleased with the work done.”
In July, Jasleen, a baby weighing 13 pounds and four ounces, was born naturally in Leipzig, Germany.
The child, who is 22.6 inches long, is the largest baby to have ever been born in Germany, according to the New York Daily News. She was delivered without the help of Caesarean section.
According to Der Spiegel, doctors said the child’s size was caused by the mother contracting gestational diabetes.