Imagine Giving Birth To A Baby As Heavy As 3 Gallons of Milk!
A Canadian woman by the name of Anna Haining Swan-Bates was notorious from birth due to her excessive build. At birth, she was 18 pounds alone.
Anna grew up to an astounding 7’ 5 1/2”. Yep, you read that right! She was 7-foot-5 at her peak. But she gave birth to a baby that weighed an incredible 26 pounds! That’s about as much as 3 gallons of milk!
Anna reached over 7 feet by the time she was 15. During her life, she met another gentle giant, who reached a great 7 foot 11 inches. When married, they bought a 130 acre piece of land and he had custom built furniture, doorways and ceilings according to both of their heights.
Because of both of their tall and thick structures, Anna’s pregnancies weren’t the easiest. She gave birth to two children, one that was stillborn and the other being 26 pounds that survived less than a day. He was 34 inches tall and his feet alone were 6 inches long a piece.
Years later, the day before her 42nd birthday, Anna died of hear failure and tuberculosis in 1888.