12-pound baby born naturally in Britain

May 16, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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MANCHESTER, England, May 16 (UPI) -- British doctors who delivered a baby via water birth said the 12-pound, 6-ounce girl set a record for the hospital.

Doctors at North Manchester General Hospital said Bethany Jane Turner is the country's third-largest baby girl to be delivered via natural birth and the largest ever born at the hospital. She was delivered at midnight May 11 after about 3 1/2 hours of labor, The Mirror reported Wednesday.

Parents Naomi Turner, 33, and husband Gavin, 32, said they had two previous children born weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces and 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

Doctors said the average weight for a newborn girl is 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

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