After giving birth to a 16-pound baby boy earlier this month, a mom is now recovering.
According to the Spanish newspaper El Globo, Cleidiane Santos dos Santos, 27, gave birth to a son named Angerson on January 18 at the Hospital Padre Colombo in Parintins, Amazonas State.
In the neonatal intensive care unit, Angerson is being followed, according to Dr. Artemisia Pessoa, an OB-GYN at Hospital Padre Colombo.
Given the baby's size, Pessoa told El Globo, "We are just feeling joy, happiness, and thanks for everything having worked out in this case." She added that it was a "unusual" and "risky" situation.
The average full-term baby (39 to 40 weeks gestation) weighs between 6 and 9 pounds, according to the American Pregnancy Association.
According to the National Library of Medicine, a child at risk for having high blood sugar and respiratory issues is one who is born weighing more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
A 22 pound, 8 ounce child born in 1955 in Aversa, Italy, holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest infant to survive infancy.
Joy Buckley, a New Yorker, gave birth to a daughter in 2019 who weighed 15 pounds, 5 ounces.