Childbirth is one of the most physically painful things for a woman.
In Australia, the average weight of a newborn baby is seven pounds, six ounces. That’s 3.3 kilos.
So you can imagine our faces when we heard that a Perth mother has just given birth to a baby boy weighing nearly double the average size.
First-time mum Breanna Sykes, 18, has just given birth to a healthy baby boy, weighing in at 13 pounds 2 ounces. Or 5.9 kilos.
"It was a very big surprise," Sykes, who is from Carramar, Western Australia, told PerthNow.
"The doctor would not induce me (at first) but then measured me on the table and said he thought my baby would be about eight or nine pounds."