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Mother gives birth to 14.5-pound baby at Massachusetts General Hospital

Carisa Ruscak was the biggest baby to be born at Massachusetts General Hospital in more than a decade.
By Evan Bleier   |   April 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM   |   Comments

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BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts mother gave birth to one of the biggest babies that Massachusetts General Hospital has ever seen earlier this week.

When she entered the world at MGH, Carisa Ruscak weighed in at 14.5 pounds.

"I heard the weight and I was like, 'Oh my God.' It validated me because I was in a lot of pain when I was pregnant, so to hear the size, it made sense," mother Caroline told WCVB. She had a Caesarean section to deliver her daughter.

Ruscak was the largest infant to be delivered at MGH in more than a decade.

"When she came out at 14 and a half pounds, I couldn't believe it. I took a picture of the scale just to document it because I couldn't believe how big she was. And long too -- 22 inches is long. That's what we like long and big. That's what I am," said father Bryan. "I've been teased a lot so I'm a good sport, no problem with me long as they don't say anything bad about my little girl.”

Dr. Jennifer Kickham delivered the Ruscak’s first child, so she was ready for a big baby.

"We expected her to have a big baby. Her first baby was 10 and a half pounds, so we weren't surprised. We were expecting a big baby, but we weren't expecting one quite that big," Kickham said. "The baby came out screaming and crying and it was a beautiful delivery.”

The Ruscaks' other daughter is two.

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