Figures reveal town’s biggest newborns
THE heaviest baby delivered in Macclesfield over the past five years was an eye-watering 13lbs 5oz.
George Beresford was born to a gob-smacked mum and dad Laura and Matt Beresford in November 2011.
It’s almost double the average weight for babies born at the trust last year of 7lb 8oz (3,401 grams).
Laura, from Bollington, said: “In the weeks before George was born I was really big and worried about how big he was going to be, but the midwife reassured me that he would be nine or 10 pounds.
“George was 12 days late and was born by emergency caesarean.
“As soon as he arrived I asked ‘how much does he weigh?’ and the consultant said ‘I hope you haven’t bought any baby grows, he needs a school uniform’.
“They put him on the scales but were unable to tell me because their conversion chart didn’t go that high, so they had to go off and calculate it from grams into pounds and ounces.
“He was literally off the chart. He was also 24 inches long. At the time the consultant that delivered George said it was the biggest baby he’d ever delivered.”
Laura’s second child, Harry, was also one of the biggest babies born at the hospital, arriving at 12lb 2oz in July 2013.
Laura said: “We got some funny reactions when we tell people the weight of the boys. Tou can see their minds racing. I put them at rest by telling them the boys were both caesarian.”
Other weights recorded in the same five year period were 12lbs 3oz, 11lb 10oz and 11lb 9oz.
Not-so-little George wasn’t far from being the heaviest on record, with the biggest baby born weighing 14lbs 6oz according to a study of babies born at the East Cheshire NHS Trust-run hospital.
This record is held by a baby born sometime before 2010. Due to data protection rules the dates that these babies were born has been withheld.
The heaviest baby out of all 35 hospital trusts was born at the Royal Berkshire hospital and weighed a whopping 15lb 14 oz (7,193 grams).
According to the Guiness Book of World Records the biggest baby ever born was a boy weighing 9.98 kg (22lb) in Ohio, USA, in 1879.
●● Harry and George Beresford were both big babies, inset, George weighed 13lbs5oz when he was born