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HomeHealthWoman gives birth to a 14-pound baby

Woman gives birth to a 14-pound baby

An Iowa woman is recuperating after giving birth to a baby boy weighing nearly 14 pounds.

Kendall Stewardson of St. Charles endured about six hours of labor without medication before baby Asher was delivered last Thursday at Des Moines, Iowa’s Mercy Medical Center.

He was born healthy, nine days late, and weighed 13 pounds, 12 ounces. The baby was 23 and one-half inches long. He’s the biggest naturally born baby the hospital has ever recorded.

Stewardson had previously given birth to a son named Judah who weighed 12 pounds, one ounce when he was born.

There are risks to a baby born nine days past due, and at such a large size.

“So, everyone like double-takes when they see him, but for us it’s pretty standard and it wasn’t much worse than probably most people’s,” says Kendall.

“And just to have two that had absolutely no issues, we’re definitely very blessed that way,” adds father Joshua Stewardson.

Kendall says it was all worth it for their new little wonder.

According to the National Council of Health Statistics, only 1 in 1,000 newborns weighs more than 11 pounds.

Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.


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