Baby Jasleen: Large Size Attributed To Diabetes

    July 30, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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Baby Jasleen, Germany’s new largest baby, was born on July 26 in Leipzig and shocked doctors with her unusually large size.

Jasleen’s mother reportedly suffered from an undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes, which can lead to severe health problems for both mother and baby when left untreated and often leads to heavier birth weights. Weighing in at 13.47 pounds and measuring 22.6 inches long, Jasleen qualifies as the country’s largest baby born vaginally. Oh yes, kids, her mom didn’t have a C-section. Ouch. But, to quote Roseanne, “Muscles stretch. Bones break.”

Both mom and baby are said to be doing well, although Jasleen is still in the NICU for the time being.

Image: University Hospital Leipzig

  • Bobbi Ysmael

    I think that Jasleen is NOT a German baby BUT she is in fact a SAMOAN baby and THAT is all the explanation you need for the reason why she was born so big. She’s really Samoan. That’s all there is to it.

  • sherry

    first congrats to mom and blessings for health to mom and baby.
    i hope the child will not suffer from diabetes as well.

  • http://google linda

    Liz@childfreediva sounds like a horrid cold woman who will one day wish she would have wanted to have a child. Hope u bought enough dog food!

    • janelle

      Some women don’t want crumb snatchers. Get over it.

  • brenda

    she is a big baby, but the crude remarks are not funny or entertaining. I swear people sure are mean.

    Congratulations to the mother…God be with you.

  • kemunto

    Congratulations to both mother and baby.We wish and pray for their good health. That baby Jasleen happens to be the biggest child ever born in Germany and her mother had virginal birth is actually normal. virginal birth is the mystery of life that many miss out on.

    • Lynne

      I think you mean vaginal, not virginal…

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  • Lisa

    My daughter water 11 pounds 23 1/2 inches long. I didn’t have diabetes but she was a C-section after 18 hours of labor, even then she tore a main artery. I feel for this woman.

  • Name

    I am so glad I do not have twitter. Do we really need to hear everyone’s opinion on everything? There used to be a saying: if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all.

    I am just glad the mom is okay and the baby is healthy. I am also concerned about diabetes in this world. It seems like we are having such an increase in cases.

  • cindyd

    Liz@childfree…good she doesn’t want kids…less likely to get more of her kind…Mean girls I mean…Her political views won’t keep her warm at night.

  • http://peoplepc.com Valerie Johnson

    Congrat’s to the new mom, I wonder if this was her first, since she could whip her out so well, childbearing can be very difficult and I’m glad it went so well for the mother, she deserves a badge of honor, I hope the father appreciate all that she did.