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Aussie Mom Gives Birth to 12.6 Pound Baby with No Pain Relief

A newborn “gorgeous, chunky boy” has broken records – and a few hearts – in Australia after weighing in at 12 pounds 6 ounces.

Sydney mom Nikki Bell, 28, gave birth to the adorable Parker James at Blacktown Hospital last Thursday, without using any pain relief. Born at 39 weeks and three days, he is the biggest baby ever seen at the hospital.

Despite his delivery involving no pain relief, a stoic Nikki said: “I’m sure all births hurt, whether it’s [3 pounds] or [12 pounds], they all hurt.” The Bell family are hoping that the boy’s size will work to his advantage when he gets older, especially when it comes to playing sports.

Parker – who is in perfect health and is at home in Riverstone with big sister Maddison, 20 months – was expected to be a large baby when he hit 7.7 pounds at his 24-week growth scan.