New Delhi: A woman gave birth to the world's heaviest baby girl in Hassan, Karnataka on Thursday. The baby girl weighs 6.8 kg (14lb 99oz), twice the average weight of a newborn.
An average newborn baby typically weighs about 7lb 5oz.
The 19-year-old mother Nandini, was startled by the size of her child when she was born.
It is believed the birth of this baby girl overtakes the current record holder, Carisa Rusack, who was born weighing 14lb 5oz in Massachusetts in 2014.
Dr Venkatesh Raju, the local health officer who operated on Nandini said, "In the 25 years of my career, I have never seen such a huge baby."