Newborn Maria Lorena Marin is in ‘perfect health’ following the straightforward delivery at Hospital Marina Salud yesterday morning.

Big bundle of joy: Maria Lorena is said to be doing well in hospital. Pic/AFP

Dr Javier Rius, the chief of gynaecology at the hospital, said he had never known a baby born naturally to weigh so much. Marin said she expected the baby to be ‘big but not that big’.

She brushed off the five-hour labour as ‘simple’ and gave birth without an epidural.

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