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Mother Gives Birth Naturally to 13-Pound Baby Girl; Breaks Record for Biggest Newborn in Germany (PHOTO)

By Zulai Serrano z.serrano@hngn.com | Jul 30, 2013 12:39 PM EDT

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A baby girl was born Friday in Germany broke records, weighing in at 13.47 pounds and measuring 22.6 inches long.

Jasleen was born on July 26 at University Hospital in Leipzig, according the New York Daily News.  Her size is not the incredible part, but rather the mother's decision to give birth to her daughter vaginally.

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Babies the size of Jasleen are normally delivered via caesarean section.

According the Daily News, Jasleen's mother was suffering from an undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes, a condition that develops about 24 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.  If Gestational diabetes goes untreated, the woman's chances of delivering an above-average-sized baby increase.

Reports say the mother and daughter are doing well after the birth, but Jasleen was taken to the neonatal care unit for observation.

Jasleen snatches the title of Germany's biggest baby from a 13-pound boy named Jihad, born in Berlin in 2011, according the Daily News.  Another big baby was born this year by a British mother who also decided to give birth vaginally to a 15 lb., 7 oz. baby boy named George.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records,  the title of heaviest baby ever born goes to "Giantess Anna Bates (née Swan) (Canada) (1846-88), who measured 2.27 m (7 ft 5.5 in), gave birth to a boy weighing 10.8 kg (23 lb 12 oz) (length 76 cm (30 in)) at her home in Seville, Ohio, USA on 19 January 1879, but the baby died 11 hours later."

"The heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a boy weighing 10.2 kg (22 lb 8 oz) who was born to Sig. Carmelina Fedele (Italy) at Aversa, Italy in September 1955.  Anna Swan was born on 6 August 1846 at Mill Brook, Nova Scotia, weighing 18 lb. Full grown, she reached 7 ft 5.5 in (228 cm)," according to the Guinness records.  "er husband, Martin Van Buren Bates, was born on 9 November 1837 and was reported to reach 7 ft 11 in, although was probably more likely 7 ft 2.5 in. They married at St Martins in the Field in London on 17 June 1871. Combined heights: 14 ft 8 in."

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