Nicolina Newcome, from New Zealand, gave birth to hefty Tobias at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton
A woman many assumed was pregnant with twins gave birth to a “Hercules” baby twice the size of an average newborn.
Nicolina Newcome delivered 13lb 7oz Tobias without an epidural.
Annika Reid, Nicolina’s midwife at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, told the Waikato Times : “He’s a Hercules baby.
“I don’t think that I’ll (deliver) another baby that size the normal way in my career… it’s pretty unreal.”
The midwife also expressed amazement that Tobias was born without a cesarean section.
Tobias’s 33-year-old mum said she would have to go shopping after the birth as all the pre-bought baby clothes wouldn’t fit the hefty tot.
One theory was that Nicolina had diabetes which can increase the chance of having a large baby.
However the new mum tested negative for the disease, leaving doctors stumped as to why Tobias is so big.
There were no signs Nicolina was carrying such a large baby, aside from “really sore” kicks that made her feel like her stomach was “soft”.
Although she was two weeks overdue, that would typically only add a couple pounds onto a baby.
While Tobias’s mum is 175cm, his dad is not particularly tall and his older brother Sage, 14, weighed a more typical 8lb 10oz at birth.
Annika continued: “I think the fact that we didn’t know about his size was a blessing in a way because I think if we had have known … there would have been a lot of pressure from (obstetrics) to have a c-section.