One of Britain’s biggest babies has been born – to a mum who asked for NO pain relief.
Brave Danielle Davies gave birth to Harley at nearly 12lb following an eight hour labour without any drugs.
Danielle had insisted on a natural birth – not realizing she was about to deliver a massive baby.
Shocked midwives were so surprised they had to weigh him twice.
Newborn Harley from Morecambe, Lancs., weighs 11lb 5oz, and already fits into clothes designed for babies aged three to six months.
New mum Danielle, 21, said: “All the midwives couldn’t believe how big he was, he was the talk of the hospital.
“They had to put him on the scales a number of times, they said he was difficult to weigh because it was off their official charts.
“We have ended up having to throw a lot of the new born stuff away and he is already in size two nappies.”
Danielle’s pregnancy was induced following a health scare after doctors found she had a blood clot on her brain.
A month before she had suffered severe headaches the decision was made to kick-start her labour.
“It just felt like a normal headache but it was quite scary really,” said Danielle.
“It is common to get blood clots but it is unusual to get one on the brain.
“They didn’t know I was going to be able to push with the pressure on my brain but I did.”
Danielle, who already has a 19-month-old daughter Layla, stunned staff during the eight hour natural birth, which she managed to endure without any pain relief despite pushing for two hours.
She said: “I lost quite a lot of blood because of his weight.
“I tried not to show the fact that I was in so much pain.
“I just cant believe I did it on gas and air, I kept thinking how did I manage?”
Baby Harley was born at 1.13am on April 10.
Dad Daniel Goldstone, 23, who works as a security guard, said: ” “I was nervous because Danielle was in so much pain and it shocked me but I wasn’t expecting my son to be so big.
“I’m proud of her and all the staff were brilliant.”
Danielle is now on clexane injections to thin out her blood and doctors are keeping an eye on her progress.
She added: “A few of my friends have seen him and they all think he is huge.
“Some have said he doesn’t look like a newborn he looks about three months old.
“My bump was very big and now I know why.”
Former community midwife Jean Anderson, who has delivered babies weighing up to 13lbs during her career, said: “I think many more women are now being induced early because they are worried about big babies.
“Danielle is a beacon and it shows women can deliver big babies safely and easily if they allow their bodies to relax.
“It is a big baby and I am really proud of her.”