A 30-year-old woman in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc has given birth to a newborn weighing 7.1kg – the biggest ever newborn in Việt Nam.
“I was astonished when doctors said my boy was 7.1kg because fetal ultrasound results estimated that he was about five kilos,” said the father, Trần Văn Quân. He was so flabbergasted that he asked the nurses the weigh the baby once more to ensure no mistake had been made.
The father said that the boy was his second child and his wife did not eat any special diet during her pregnancy.
On average, Vietnamese newborns weigh three kilos and reach about seven kilos at the age of six months.
Before Quân’s son, Việt Nam’s biggest newborn was a girl born in 2008, weighing nearly 7 kilos in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai. In 2006, a girl in the central city of Đà Nẵng was born weighing 6.5 kilos. — VNS