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Whoa Baby! Woman Gives Birth To 14.5 Pound Baby (Photo)

Carisa Ruscak tipped the scales at 14 and a half pounds at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
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Ian Lefresnais April 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM
I 'm not surprised at all! Twenty-five years ago my wife had my second son who weighed 16.5 pounds at the Overlook Hospital, NJ and NOBODY made a big deal. No press, nothing! It was thought very natural since my other children weighted from 9 to 11 pounds! She had never had diabetes or high blood pressure, so far!
Patricia Butler April 25, 2014 at 02:36 PM
Yes, both parents are quite large. You can see them in this news story: http://www.whdh.com/story/25324377/baby-weighing-145-pounds-born-at-mass-general
Judith April 25, 2014 at 06:54 PM
When my middle child was born she weighed in at 6 lb. 14 oz. In the same Army hospital in Virginia a woman gave birth to a boy who weighed in at 14 lb. 6 oz. The nurses loved to bring them into the maternity ward at the same time and a lot of photos were taken of me and the other mother holding their babies next to each other. Unfortunately, over several moves and robbery over the past 50-some years the photos I had were lost. Now, on this 14.5 pound baby - is the weight actually 14-1/2 pounds, which would be 14 lb. 8 oz., or 14 lb. 5 oz.? If the latter, then the baby born at the same time as my daughter weighed 1 oz. more than this one that everybody is making such a fuss about.
Judith April 25, 2014 at 06:55 PM
Sorry, that should be holding "our" babies, not theirs!

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