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Woman gives birth to 13lb 13oz baby

A woman in the United States has given birth to a boy weighing 13 pounds and 13 ounces - without the aid of surgery.

Asher Stewardson was born on Thursday at Mercy Medical Centre in Des Moines, Iowa, measuring 23.5 inches long. Fifteen months ago, his brother Judah arrived weighing 12 pounds and one ounce at birth.

Mercy officials say only a tenth of 1% of all newborns weigh more than 11 pounds at birth.

The boys' mother, Kendall Stewardson, endured six hours of labour without an epidural injection. She says she and her husband Joshua wanted to avoid Caesarean delivery because that would not have been good for her or Asher.

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