A mum has given birth to an infant believed to be the second biggest baby girl ever born in the UK
Mum gives birth to the UK’s second biggest ever baby
When first time mum Amber Cumberland, 21, was pregnant with baby Emilia, her bump was so large that doctors thought she was carrying a secret twin.
But all became clear when she gave birth to her 12lb 4oz daughter on 16 April, with Emilia thought to be the second biggest baby girl in the UK
Amber, from Aston in Oxfordshire, said: “Doctors thought it was twins during pregnancy because she was so big”
“We heard it so much we actually started to believe there was another one hiding in there.
“It became a game when we went to the supermarket to see if we would get a comment about the size of the bump and we always did.
“When she came out, Scott’s face was white and all the surgeons were looking at each other in shock and laughing – they brought her to me and said, ‘Congratulations, you’ve had a toddler.’
“We were just so glad it was only one baby and that she was healthy.”
Emilia reached the average size of a 36-week baby by her 32-week scan, and was estimated at 8lb 12oz on an extra growth scan at 36 weeks.
She was almost two weeks overdue when Amber was induced, spending 24 hours in labour until she was born via emergency C-section.
Twenty-two-year-old Scott Joy – who is Amber’s partner and Emilia’s dad – wasn’t allowed to join until she was in active labour
“During the C-section, it took two people to lift her out and one to hold everything back to get her out.
“The whole outfit we brought didn’t fit her but luckily we had some spare 0-3 month clothes packed and the hospital staff had to hunt down bigger nappies from paediatrics for us.
“Nurses at the hospital even stayed over time to see the weight of the baby and take photos with her because she was so big.” said Amber
Just over a week after giving birth, Amber is starting to heal, but expects the full recovery to take a while.
“We’re both so overjoyed with our gorgeous little girl.”