JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

102-kg Vietnam mom gives birth to 6.5-kg baby

102-kg Vietnam mom gives birth to 6.5-kg baby

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 09:47 GMT+7

Doctors at the Quang Nam General Hospital in central Vietnam said they successfully delivered a baby weighing 6.5 kg by Cesarean section on Wednesday.

>> 12,000 newborns die every year in Vietnam This is the heaviest baby that doctors at the hospital have ever delivered, Dr. Vo Thoi, head of the hospital’s Obstetrics Department, said on Friday. The newborn’s mother, Tran Thi Bong, 38, weighed 102 kg before the Cesarean operation, Dr. Thoi said, adding that this was her fourth child.  The woman, who is from Quang Nam's Thang Binh District, was hospitalized on Wednesday afternoon after showing signs of labor. After examination, doctors diagnosed Bong with preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, often the kidneys. The doctors then decided to perform a Cesarean section, and the operation successfully came to an end at 9 pm the same day.  Both the mother and baby are in good health and are expected to be discharged from the hospital on Sunday, Dr. Thoi said.

Three years ago, an American baby, Emily Maldonado, was born in California with the same weight as the above Vietnamese baby.

Many other newborns with weights over 6 kg have been recorded in many other countries in the world.  

Ademilton dos Santos was born with a weight of 7.7 kg in Brazil in 2005. Two years later, a 7.75-kg baby came into world in Siberia.

In 2009, Akbar Risuddin was born weighing 8.7 kg in Indonesia, and 6.8-kg Luciana came into being in Romania. 

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!



Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news