Australian mum gives birth to 12 lb 6 oz baby - without pain relief 3 years ago

Australian mum gives birth to 12 lb 6 oz baby - without pain relief

Parker James Bell has the unusual accolade of being the biggest baby ever delivered at the hospital where he was born.

What's maybe even more unusual is that his mum Nikki delivered him without pain relief.

Baby Parker was born on Thursday at Blacktown Maternity Hospital in Sydney and weighed 5.75kg (12 lbs 6oz) when he arrived into the world.

Nikki underwent routine scans for foetal growth throughout the pregnancy, which thankfully was free of any complications.

She went into labour at 39 weeks and three days.

"My first baby went until 41 weeks and 3 days — lucky I didn’t go that far he would have been 6kg plus," she told The Mercury.


Nikki had a natural birth and forwent any pain medication. The delivery took two and a half hours.

Posting to Facebook, staff at the hospital said that Parker was the biggest newborn ever welcomed there and said that his arrival had caused quite a stir.

"We are happy to report the not so little Parker and Mum Nikki are doing well," the post reads.

"Welcome to the world Parker, you’ll be the talk of Blacktown Maternity for a long time to come! Also a big congratulations to Nikki, Michael and big sister Maddison."

Congratulations indeed! We hope Nikki is getting some rest after that feat.