Mother of three gives birth to a 6.5 kg (over 14 lb!) baby - one of the largest ever born in the UK

by Alison Forde

November 09, 2021

Mother of three gives birth to a 6.5 kg (over 14 lb!) baby - one of the largest ever born in the UK
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Those who have been mothers can confirm: the moment of childbirth is one of the most unforgettable of one's life, even if it is often stressful, painful and full of anxiety, nervousness and expectation. After all, it's the moment in which we become parents, we give birth to a child that we will love and will always raise with unconditional love, what could be better than this? One thing Cherral Mitchell, a 31-year-old mother who lives in the UK and who already has three dependent children, knows very well. She did not expect, however, to be pregnant with a fourth child, who turned out to definitely be somewhat unexpected ...

via The Independent

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Public Domain Pictures/Not The Actual Photo

Public Domain Pictures/Not The Actual Photo

Cherral and Tyson Mitchell form a happy family with three children, in recent times they had used all the necessary precautions to avoid having a fourth and yet, despite all their care, Cherral unexpectedly became pregnant. Not only were they expecting a baby boy, whom they would later symbolically call Alpha, but they had absolutely no idea before delivery that Cherral would give birth to a record-breaking baby for the UK!

Well yes, when the woman gave birth on Thursday 28 October 2021, she was shocked by how much assistance the nurses and midwives had to give her to get the baby out: at birth, little Alpha weighed almost 6 and a half kilograms (over 14 lbs), in short, the third heaviest baby in British medical history!

 

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Cherral Mitchell/Facebook

Cherral Mitchell/Facebook

Alpha is only the third child born in the UK with such an impressive weight; the absolute record seems to be held by Guy Carr, born in 1992, at about 7 kilograms, while in second place on the podium is George King at over seven kg, born in the city of Gloucester in 2013. The reason for this impressive weight for a newborn is soon explained by the hypothesis of the doctors: it seems that Alpha was born so big because most likely he fed on the fluids and sugary substances in his mother's uterus; Cherral said: "They think that because I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes quite late, Alpha fed on amniotic fluid, which was obviously more sugary than average!" 

Cherral Mitchell/Facebook

Cherral Mitchell/Facebook

 In short, a nice big surprise for the Mitchell household, don't you think?

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