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Woman gives normal birth to 8-kg baby

18th August 2009 | 1.752 Views
Pamekasan, Madura, East Java (ANTARA News) - A woman in Pamekasan, Madura, East Java, has given birth to a baby weighing eight kilograms in a normal manner or without undergoing a cesarean section.

Siti Aminah, the baby`s mother, was on Tuesday still recuperating in a local hospital, after delivering her sixth child at 09:00 on Monday (August 17), coinciding with Indonesia`s Independence Day.

When emerging from its mother`s womb, the male baby, named Wahyu Agus Perwira, was in good health and had the physical appearance of a one-year-old infant.

Siti Aminah told reporters her pregnancy had lasted longer than normal, namely 12 months, and although during the period she had never consulted a doctor, she had had no difficulty delivering the baby.

In the meantime, Sumanto, the newly- born baby`s father, said the name Wahyu meant "miracle" as his birth was considered a blessing from God while Agus was taken from "Agustus" the month in which he was born, Perwira (officer) reflected its father`s position as a military officer while Putra had to do with his gender.

Sumanto said he and his wife considered Wahyu`s birth a miracle because, despite his unusual size, he was born normally without a cesarean section. (*)