Parker was born at Blacktown Hospital. Picture: David Swift.
Parker was born at Blacktown Hospital. Picture: David Swift.

Mum gives birth to 5.75kg baby

WITHOUT any pain relief a western Sydney mum has given birth to the biggest bub ever seen at Blacktown Hospital.

Parker James Bell tipped the scales at 5.755kgs - 12lb 6oz - when he was born on Thursday at 39 weeks and three days.

Doctors told his parents Nikki, 28, and Michael, 30, they couldn't recall a bigger bundle of joy arriving at the hospital.

 

Nikki Bell from Riverstone gave birth to her son Parker, weighing 5.755 kilograms, one of the biggest ever natural births at Blacktown Hospital. Picture: David Swift.
Nikki Bell from Riverstone gave birth to her son Parker, weighing 5.755 kilograms, one of the biggest ever natural births at Blacktown Hospital. Picture: David Swift.


Parker - who is perfect health and is at home in Riverstone with big sister Maddison, 20 months - was expected to be a big bub when he hit 3.5kg at his 24 week growth scan.

"My first baby went until 41 weeks and 3 days - lucky I didn't go that far he would have been 6kg plus."

Mrs Bell said despite Parker's size she doesn't think her efforts are any more remarkable than other mums.

"I'm sure all births hurt, whether it's 1.7kg of 5.7kg - they all hurt," she said

 

Nikki Bell is a proud mum of baby boy Parker. Picture: David Swift.
Nikki Bell is a proud mum of baby boy Parker. Picture: David Swift.

 

The Bell's are now planning how Parker's height will work to his advantage.

"Hopefully he will be a bit of a football player, maybe a front rower, that'll keep his dad happy," Mrs Bell said.

Parker's arrival was posted on Blacktown Midwifery Group's Facebook page with people remarking his size compared to their six month old babies.

 

Parker was born at Blacktown Hospital. Picture: David Swift.
Parker was born at Blacktown Hospital. Picture: David Swift.