Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Britain’s biggest baby girl born in town

13:47 20 February 2012

Elaine Martin and Sean O

Elaine Martin and Sean O'Halloran have what is thought to be Britain's biggest baby girl. Niamh O'Halloran was born on 8th November and weighed 14 lb 4 oz.

Archant

Britain’s biggest baby girl has been born in the town, weighing an eye-watering 14lbs 4oz.

shares

Elaine Martin and her fiance Sean O’Halloran had been warned to expect their first child to tip the scales, but when Niamh came out at the record-breaking weight, even the midwives were stunned.

The figure is nearly double the UK average and is thought to be a national record.

Miss Martin, 34, of Cedarcroft Road, said family and friends had been shocked by the statistic when Niamh was born on November 8 last year by Caesarean at Ipswich Hospital.

At nearly four months old, Niamh has put on only a few more pounds after initially losing some weight but remains well above average for her age.

Miss Martin, an acute medicine nurse based at the hospital, said: “The needle on the scales kept going around and didn’t stop where they thought it would.

“Everyone’s reaction has been ‘really, that much?’ and you can see their jaws hit the ground.”

Mr O’Halloran, 32, works as a research scientist and the couple plan to marry later this year after three years together.

shares

4 comments

  • My goodness, Elaine, that must have made your eyes water!

    Report this comment

    GAJ

    Monday, February 20, 2012

  • Thank Goodness for Caesarean sections!

    Report this comment

    Culture Vulture

    Monday, February 20, 2012

  • I can see why this is the biggest baby girl in Ipswich !

    Report this comment

    the opinion man

    Monday, February 20, 2012

  • blimey i bet the hubby was glad she come through the roof top

    Report this comment

    lee chelsea mundy

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

An accident has caused travel delays

A 79-year-old man has died following a collision involving a trailer that had separated from a tractor as it travelled along an Essex road.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends today as the Cambridges had their first public outing as a family of four.

Thousands of visitors attended the Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park on Sunday.
L-R Donna Allport,Tony Croft,Hannah Cruse.

The annual Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park is well underway after a wet start to proceedings.

An appreciative crowd enjoying the entertainment at the first Bury Folk Festival held in the walled garden at Nowton Park on Saturday.
Bury Folk Collective chairman Brian Kew who performed with twelve-year-old Francesca Akehurst

Hundreds of people visited Nowton Park for a folk festival’s inaugural event at the weekend.

The Women on Wheels bike ride sets out from Nowton Park near Bury.

Almost 200 women got on their bikes for charity earlier today and cycled hundreds of miles to support St Nicholas Hospice.

1st Woodbridge Scout Group take part in the Woodbridge carnival procession.

This year’s Woodbridge Carnival was particularly special for several reasons.

Delays have been caused after a two-vehicle collision on the A11. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

A person has been taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash left one car upside down off the A11.

Large crowds soak up the sun and music at Music by the Sea in Aldeburgh.

A record-breaking number of music lovers lapped up the sounds of the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and noughties on the Suffolk coast.

Seth and Eliza Gaw loved Latitude but planning was key, says dad Matt Gaw

With the mounting costs of family holidays, events like Latitude can be a genuine alternative to a traditional bucket and spade break.

The vintage rally in the grounds of Melford Hall, Long Melford.

From steam engines to tractors, military vehicles to motorcycles – there was something for any motoring enthusiast at the Long Melford Vintage Rally over the weekend.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages