A first-time mom has given birth to a 13lb newborn, after doctors thought her bump was so big she might have a secret twin…
She is believed to be the second biggest baby girl ever born in the UK.
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Now, welcoming a child into the world is an amazing experience.
The whole thing is magical, and it truly releases the inner warriors in women after a grueling 9 months of pregnancy.
The labor isn’t so magical, however…
The labor of childbirth is known for being one of the most painful things that the human body can experience.
A combination of intense muscle tightening, abdomen cramps, pain in the torso and pelvic area, back pain, contractions from the uterus, and, eventually, pushing a baby out… It’s certainly no walk in the park.
Despite the fact that labor is pretty much guaranteed to be painful, it varies slightly for every woman; no labor is the same.
As well as her tolerance to pain, her body type, and her health.
But it can also depend on the size of the baby…
This is an important factor when it comes to giving birth naturally, because sometimes, it’s physically impossible.
One woman recently shared her story where she revealed she had to have a C-section because if her baby “went any further down they wouldn’t be able to get her back up and she would’ve got stuck” due to her size…
Yeah, that’s one giant baby.
Upon hearing her story, people were left speechless.
Although some had similar stories of their own…
First time mom Amber Cumberland, from Oxfordshire, UK, gave birth to her daughter Emilia on April 16, weighing 12lb 14oz.
Emilia is believed to be the second biggest baby girl ever born in the UK, just behind the baby girl born in 2012 weighing 14lbs 4oz.
It was during Amber’s third trimester that baby Emilia began measuring big, reaching an estimated 8lb 12oz at thirty-six weeks.
So big in fact, that Amber’s bump during pregnancy lead doctors to believe she may be having surprise twins.
As per the Daily Mail, Amber said: “Doctors thought it was twins during pregnancy because she was so big, even though we could only see one on the ultrasounds. We heard it so much we actually started to believe there was another one hiding in there.”
“It became a game when we went to the supermarket to see if we would get a comment about the size of the bump and we always did.”
But while Amber and her partner, Scott Joy, were able to joke about the size of her bump, it did also cause Amber a lot of pain.
“The bump was so big I got lots of stretch marks and my skin was so weak from being stretched out that they would bleed if I stood up too quickly,” she said.
“My stomach muscles completely split to the point where the doctors could barely distinguish them during the C-section and said they were the worst they’d ever seen.”
“I also had awful sciatica and compressed nerves in my hips and legs because of the weight of her and I couldn’t even roll over in bed without Scott to help me.”
Amber was in so much pain that eventually, she couldn’t wait to couldn’t wait to be induced and get her baby out.
“I was so desperate to get her out I tried everything – I ate half a kilogram of raw pineapple, used essential oils and bath salts, even acupressure – anything I read online that might help,” Amber said.
When the time eventually came for Amber to give birth at almost 2 weeks overdue, she spent 24 hours in labor.
While due to COVID-19 restrictions, her partner Scott spent 42 hours in the hospital car park waiting until she was in active labor before joining Amber.
Baby Emilia was delivered via an emergency C-section.
“I got to eight centimeters dilated and she couldn’t go any further – if she went any further down they wouldn’t be able to get her back up and she would’ve got stuck,” she said.
“During the C-section, it took 2 people to lift her out and one to hold everything back to get her out.”
“The whole outfit we brought didn’t fit her but luckily we had some spare 0-3 month clothes packed and the hospital staff had to hunt down bigger nappies from paediatrics for us. Nurses at the hospital even stayed over time to see the weight of the baby and take photos with her because she was so big.”
Now, more than a week from the birth, Amber is adapting to life as a first-time mom while waiting for her body to heal.
She is currently waiting to receive physiotherapy to help heal her split stomach muscles.
“I’ve still got a completely numb bit of skin around my belly button where the nerves have just given up. Because of the damage to my stomach muscles the stitches have no support and I have to be really careful.”
“I can’t pick Emilia up or breastfeed her because she’s so heavy and there’s no protection for my organs, but I’m slowly getting better.
“I’m still as uncomfortable as when I was pregnant but I do feel a lot lighter and have no more trapped nerves which I’m very grateful for.”
“We’re both so overjoyed with our gorgeous little girl.”
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