Vanessa Cervantez Gives Birth to Biggest Baby in California History: How Big Was It?!

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Vanessa Cervantez, despite being just 5'1", recently gave birth to her third child, son Andrew Jacob Cervantez, who entered the world weighing a staggering amount.

His measurements? 15 pounds, 2 ounces and 24 inches in length!

15-Pound Baby!

This has yet to be officially confirmed, but Andrew is reportedly the biggest baby ever born in California. Ever. He arrived two weeks before his due date.

Vanessa visited her doctor at 38 weeks and, after a routine test, was told her baby's movements had decreased and he was having trouble breathing.

She was admitted to the hospital immediately and received an emergency C-section, which resulted in the birth of a child double the size of the average baby.

After his birth, "little" Andrew had to be transported to a different hospital's NCIU because he was still having breathing difficulties after he was born.

If you feel like you're hearing more stories than usual about giant babies being born, statistics show that you probably are. They're becoming more common.

According to a recent report, there has been a 15-25 percent increase in babies born weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces or more over the past 10 years.

Bigger babies can be attributed to fewer women smoking and drinking while pregnant, but also be the result of babies born to moms who are overweight.

One can only imagine what Vanessa felt by the end of this pregnancy, despite the fact that she's experienced delivering bigger than average children.

The petite California mom previously gave birth to a 10-pound, 10-ounce boy and a 9-pound, 14-ounce girl, but still ... 15. Fifteen pounds, people!

On the plus side, the big guy will probably sleep through the night faster than his infant counterparts. On the downside ... everything else for poor Vanessa.


I am a nurse and @ ken1 that does not mean she will be a diabetic!


I am a very small
Woman who exercised and ate healthy my entire pregnancy. I only gained 30 lbs and had a 10 lb 1 oz baby! Diabetes does not always play a role sometimes babies are just large!!!


That whole diabetic thing is not a sure reason why. It can be but it was completely false in my case. My baby girl was born 12-20-13. She's a month & i have preexisting diabetes, inactive hypothyroidism, & am plus size she weighed 7 lbs 3 oz at 38 weeks. She now weighs 8.5lbs. This can be a result of a thin woman whom essays anything she wants because the Dr's don't ask or tell the the precautions of dieting like they would a plus size or diabetic because they're weight but truth is it can happen to anyone.

@ Kassandra Gonzalez

Any woman who delivers a baby weighing 10 pounds or more WILL at some point in her life develop diabetes. Ask any nurse or doctor.

@ Kassandra Gonzalez

Whom eats*


For sure, she probably has diabetes or is going to have it, having a baby that big.


Ooo, 15 Lbs. Momma gonna be a diabetic!

@ Ken1

I believe you are referring to gestational diabetes and that's not exactly how it works.

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