If you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or just not one for pain – look away now.
Because a 42-year-old woman has just given birth to an enormous baby weighing 13lbs 14ozs.
And she did so alone, at home, with absolutely no pain relief.
The new mum, who was reportedly surprised by the size of her daughter, gave birth in the town of Dagestanskiye Ogni, in Russia.
The family declined to name the woman or give further details about the baby girl – other than to say it was the woman’s fifth child.
Local health watchdogs released details of the birth and confirmed that both mother and daughter were doing well.
But a spokesman added: ‘Of course this is overweight, this is pathology.
‘According to the medical team, the baby has problems with hearing. Other problems may occur in the future.’
The average birth weight for babies of European heritage is 7 lbs 11 ounces.
According to Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby ever born was a boy weighing 22 lbs 8 ounces.
He was born in the city of Aversa, Italy, in September 1955.