Oh, baby! Massachusetts mom gives birth to 14-pounder

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Carisa Ruscak was born at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (Image Credit: CBS Boston via CBS News)

BOSTON (CBS News) – Toward the end of her pregnancy in April, strangers were stopping Caroline Ruscak on the street to ask if she was carrying twins. She wasn’t, and she didn’t appreciate the question.

But the Burlington, Mass., woman was in a lot of pain, something she hadn’t experienced with her first pregnancy. Turns out, the size of baby No. 2 had a lot to do with it, as CBS Boston reports.

“Three weeks before the scheduled C-section,” Ruscak told WBZ-TV, “they were estimating that she was 11.5 pounds.”

The doctors were wrong. When baby Carisa arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital on the afternoon of April 22, she weighed in at an impressive 14 pounds, 5 ounces.

“Everyone in the operating room was like, ‘Oh my God, look at the size of this baby! Let’s get her on the scale. What does she weigh?’ Nobody could believe it,” said Ruscak.

“People were like, ‘We need to check the records; this could be the biggest baby we’ve ever seen here.'”

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1 Comment

  • Tanya

    I have a friend who had a baby that weighed over 11 pounds. That poor baby could not breath on his own, and he is still in NICU. I do not see anything good about having a baby this size. It puts the mother and baby at risk.

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