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15-pound baby born in England

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   March 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM  |  Updated March 27, 2013 at 2:02 PM   |   Comments

March 27 (UPI) -- Weighing in at a startling 15lbs 7oz -- twice the size of an average newborn -- George King is one of the largest babies ever born in England.

"Everyone was just so shocked," George's mother, Jade Packer, 21, told BBC News, of the surprising birth six weeks ago.

"When his head was out that's when they realized he was so big," Packer said. "When his shoulders got stuck, that when everything kicked off. There was about 20 odd doctors in the room. That's when it got really scary."

Doctors gave George a 10 percent chance of survival and transferred him to another hospital for observation. But six weeks later, George is home with his parents, who have had to pack up most of the tiny baby clothes they had originally purchased.

Watch the BBC News report here.

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