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(WCVB/CNN) – A mother gives birth to the biggest baby born at Massachusetts General Hospital in more than a decade.

Baby Carisa has a good set of lungs and everything else is working fine, all 14.5 pounds of her. Just ask mom who delivered 24 hours ago.

“I heard the weight and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It validated me because I was in a lot of pain when I was pregnant, so to hear the size, it made sense.”

She’s the biggest infant delivered at Mass. General Hospital in 12 years, likely the state’s largest this year.

“I took a picture of the scale just to document it because I couldn’t believe how big she was.”

That’s his snap, 6.5 kilograms equals about 14.5 pounds.

“And long too, 22 inches is long. That’s what we like, long and big. That’s what I am.”

“Her first baby was 10 and a half pounds, so we weren’t surprised. We were expecting a big baby, but we weren’t expecting one quite that big. The baby came out screaming and crying and it was a beautiful delivery.”

Diabetes not a problem for mom or baby who is the size of a traditional 6 month old. Mom now recovering from the C-section.

“We’re lucky that she’s healthy and things are going great so far.”

“I’ve been teased a lot so I’m a good sport, no problem with me; it’s all good, as long as they don’t say anything bad about my little girl.”


Massachusetts State Police investigating

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The remains of a newborn infant were found on a New Bedford street Friday evening, according to Police Chief David Provencher.

Watch a report here

New Bedford police said they received a call around 6:30 p.m. from a resident who discovered the remains of the infant outside a three-story home at 1065 County St.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene, and when they discovered the dead infant they contacted the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and Massachusetts States Police.

District Attorney Samuel Sutter said the investigation into the unattended death is in its early stages and a member of the state’s Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to take custody of the baby and will perform an autopsy over the weekend.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the mother of the infant or any other information about the incident is asked to call the New Bedford Police Department at 508-991-6300. An anonymous tip can also be made by calling 508-961-4584.


Judge says fathers have no legal right to be present for birth of child

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey judge ruled a woman preparing to deliver a baby can keep the father from being in the delivery room.

USA Today reported Thursday that a superior court judge said all patients are allowed to decide who can and cannot visit them in the hospital, and pregnant women are not excluded from that.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported that the judge said fathers have no legal right to be present for the birth of their children.

The decision comes after a couple got engaged after the woman became pregnant, but later broke up. The father of the child sued for the right to be present at the birth of his child.

According to USA Today, the judge said the father’s “unwanted” presence in the delivery room could put stress on the mother and unborn child.

The Star-Ledger reported that the father never asked to be in the delivery room, and only wanted to see his baby at the hospital as soon as possible after the birth.

The father said he will not appeal the ruling because he was able to see his new baby in the hospital shortly after the mother gave birth.


Wind chill was below zero

GRAY, Maine — A Maine woman who went into labor as she was about to go to the hospital gave birth while standing in her driveway in frigid temperatures.

Abigail Cain delivered her own baby early Friday morning in Gray when the wind chill was minus 13.

She was leaving the house with her fiance to go the hospital when she went into labor.

Her father tells the Sun Journal that after the second contraction she felt she had to push. She had the car door open and was leaning on the seat when she gave birth.

Her fiance, who was inside the house getting a bag to take to the hospital, came out to hear a baby crying.

The 7-pound, 5-ounce healthy baby girl is named Danica AnneMarie Cain.

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