Healthy Baby Born to 550-pound woman
A woman in Moscow weighing 550-pounds gave birth to a healthy 4.4 pound baby boy.
Doctors in Moscow gave themselves a pat on the back after delivering a healthy baby from a morbidly obese woman whose weight would normally preclude conception, the Australian Associated Press reports.
The birth was overseen by Moscow's chief gynaecologist due to the 550-pound weight of the 34-year-old first-time mom identified only as Nonna M.
The woman gave birth to a healthy boy weighing a modest 4.4 pounds after a 5-hour labor that was artificially induced by doctors.
Irina Osadcheva explained "The thing is that as a rule, women over 150 kilogrammes have such severe hormonal irregularities they simply can't get pregnant."
"It's really a striking case," said Irina Osadcheva, the deputy head of Moscow's Maternity Clinic Number 8, where the birth took place.
"The thing is that as a rule, women over 150 kilogrammes have such severe hormonal irregularities they simply can't get pregnant," she explained.