Leipzig,GERMANY

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A baby weighing almost a stone and measuring 22.6 inches long has been born in Germany.

Baby Jasleen arrived on July 26 and weighed a massive 13.47 pounds.

Babies her size are usually born via a caesarean section, she was born naturally. The mother gave birth at University Hospital in Leipzig and discovered she had a previously undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes, German newspaper Der Spiegel.  This condition, which develops at around the 24th week of pregnancy, can lead to a larger than usual baby size.

Although both mother and daughter are doing well, Jasleen remains in the neonatal care unit.

She is now officially the largest new-born in Germany. A boy named Jihad was born in Berlin in 2011 and weighed 13 pounds.

A British mother gave birth naturally to a 15 lb 7 oz. baby boy named George, in March. He was born naturally and is the second largest recorded baby in the UK.

Surprisingly, nobody noticed that she was to have such a large child.

She said: ‘He was a surprise - a big surprise, as it turned out. ‘To be honest, I don’t remember it so much. It came and went, I remember a lot of pressure - but you just get on with it, don’t you?’