When She Finally Gave Birth, Every Last Nurse In The Room Came Close To Passing Out…

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Twenty-one-year-old British mom Amber Cumberland was in for a surprise when her unusually large baby bump led doctors to believe she was carrying twins.

This remarkable birth had everyone talking, as Emilia may be the second-largest baby ever born in the United Kingdom. The largest baby, born in 2012, weighed an astounding 14 pounds and 4 ounces.

Amber, who stands at 5’9″ tall, was overdue by nearly two weeks when she finally gave birth to Emilia via C-section after enduring 24 hours of labor. Throughout her pregnancy, Amber’s weight gain was substantial, going from 12.5 stone and a size 14 to 17 stone and a size 20. However, she managed to return to a size 16 and a weight of just under 15 stone after giving birth.

“During my pregnancy, doctors constantly mentioned the possibility of twins due to Emilia’s size, even though we only saw one baby in the ultrasounds,” Amber said. “We heard it so much that we began to think there might actually be another baby hiding in there.”

Despite the speculations, Amber never expected that she was carrying a record-breaking baby.

She recalled, “It became a game for us to see if we’d get comments about the size of my bump whenever we went to the supermarket. We always did. When Emilia was finally born, Scott’s face turned white, and the surgeons were in shock, laughing. They told me, ‘Congratulations, you’ve had a toddler.’ We were relieved it was just one healthy baby.”

Until her third trimester, Emilia’s growth appeared unremarkable. However, things took a surprising turn as her week 32 scan revealed she already weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. In the final weeks of Amber’s pregnancy, Emilia gained several more pounds.

Throughout this experience, 22-year-old dad Scott Joy had to wait in the car due to COVID-19 restrictions. He spent three anxious days waiting to meet baby Emilia, whose delivery proved quite challenging.

Amber explained, “I was dilated to eight centimeters, but Emilia couldn’t descend any further. If she had, she would’ve gotten stuck and they wouldn’t have been able to get her back up. It took two people to lift her out during the C-section, and another to hold everything back.”

The proud parents were unprepared for Emilia’s size at birth, as the outfit they had brought didn’t fit her. Fortunately, they had packed some spare 0-3 month clothes, and the hospital staff managed to find larger diapers from pediatrics. The nurses were so astonished by Emilia’s size that they even stayed overtime to take photos with her and witness her weight being recorded.

This heartwarming story of Amber and Scott’s unexpected journey into parenthood, and baby Emilia’s remarkable entrance into the world, serves as a testament to the surprises and joys that come with welcoming a new life into the family.

Source: AWM



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