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British woman gives birth to 13lbs 7oz baby

Ryan Hooper

Supersize baby Maria Lorena Marin may only be a couple of days old, but she is already causing quite a stir around the globe.

Weighing in at 13lbs 7oz (6.095kg), and born to British mother Maxime Marin, baby Maria is the biggest to be delivered naturally in Spain.

She arrived yesterday morning at the Hospital Marina Salud in the Mediterranean city of Denia following a five-hour labour.

Baby Maria's eyewatering weight puts her in an elite category – and official NHS data shows that between 2011 and 2012 only 0.2% of babies born in England weighed more than 11lbs (5kg).

A Californian woman gave birth to a child weighing even more than Maria. Jayden Sigler was 13lbs 14oz (6.293kg), when he was delivered by Caesarean section.

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