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Woman delivers 6.35kg baby - and she didn't even know she was pregnant

A woman in Tampa, Florida has given birth to a baby that weighed 14.1 pounds - or 6.4 kg ... and she didn't even know she was pregnant until she was in her third trimester. 

Maxxzandra Ford told the Associated Press that she was surprised by the pregnancy as her "feet never swelled", she was "never really that tired" and her "back didn't hurt". 

On Jan 29, after 18 hours of labour, she delivered her son Avery at St Joseph's Women's Hospital in Tampa. Avery is the heaviest baby to be born at the hospital and one of the largest ever born in Florida, according to hospital officials. 

And yes, to answer your burning question - Ford delivered Avery naturally. 

"I was cussing up a storm," she said. 

Avery's proud parents told ABC News that they "melted" when they saw their baby boy. His dad said he could be football player when he grows up. 

Ford said her two other children, a five-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son, weighed nine and ten pounds at birth. 

Avery is in neonatal intensive care, but should be back with his family soon. 

Sources: Associated Press, CTV, ABC

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