Bethany Jane Turner
made a bit of a splash when she arrived in a birthing pool at North Manchester General Hospital last week - all 12lb 6oz of her!
The not-so-little girl was two weeks overdue but amazingly was born naturally in just three and a half hours to mum Naomi Turner - with only gas and air for pain relief!
The chubby bubba now has the title of 'Britain's third biggest baby girl born naturally' - and the heaviest ever to arrive at North Manchester General!
Bonny Bethany's proud granddad has nicked her 'Popeye' because of her chunky arms, but her mum said her size made no difference to her labour, which she claimed was 'no more painful' than her two previous experiences.
Naomi, 33, and her husband Gavin, 32, are already proud parents to eight-year-old daughter Katie, who weighed 8lb 10oz at birth, and five-year-old son Billy, who weighed in at 8lb 9oz when he was born.
Naomi's midwife Sam Wagner said that staff were 'all surprised' when Bethany arrived 'with a huge splash'.
The current record holder for the accolade of biggest naturally born baby girl in the UK is Suzie Devendale who weighed 12lb 12oz when she was born in February.
Britain's biggest ever baby girl Niamh O'Halloran
was an amazing 14lbs 4oz when she was born by C-section.
Are your eyes watering?! Ours are! VERY Well done to Naomi!
- Citizens of Humanity jeans
The first post-pregnancy tip Georgie suggests is to invest in a quality pair of jeans with a good amount of stretch. She rates the brand Citizens of Humanity and the amber mid-rise bootcut jeans at <strong><a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/" target="_blank">Net-A-Porter</a></strong> are figure-flattering and suitable for any season. Try them with a loose tunic top and wedges.<br />
Sizes 24 to 32</p>
- Loose knits
In the colder months, Georgie advises new mums to look for a stylish and slouchy knit. 'You can wear something tighter, like a long vest or tee, underneath so you're cosy and comfortable,' she says. The loose knit top by Marios at <strong><a href="http://www.topshop.com" target="_blank">Topshop</a></strong> contains cashmere and looks great with jeans or over a maxi dress or skirt.<br />
- Jumper dresses
Georgie says that a jumper dress is the perfect choice post-pregnancy. 'Wear one with thick wool tights and boots,' she says. 'You can always accessorise with a belt and remember the belt can be adjusted to suit your weight. Just make sure your dress is loose and not tight fitting.' We love the horse Angora jumper by IP at <strong><a href="http://www.topshop.com" target="_blank">Topshop</a></strong>.<br />
Sizes S to L<br />
- Layered tunics
If you feel conscious of your post-pregnancy figure, a top with frills, pleats, layers or embellishments draws attention away from problem areas. Available in slimming black, <strong><a href="http://www.evans.co.uk" target="_blank">Evans</a>' </strong>layered tunic with rosette trim detail leads the eye to your décollage, rather than your mid-section.<br />
Sizes 16 to 26/28</p>
- Maxi styles
Maxi dresses and skirts are very fashionable at the moment and they're great if you want to keep your legs under wraps whilst projecting a feminine look. <strong><a href="http://www.topshop.com" target="_blank">Topshop</a></strong>'s solstice Maxi skirt in a stunning shade of red looks spot-on with a lace detail tee and a cropped cardi.<br />
Sizes 6 to 16</p>
- Harem trousers
The harem trouser is a must for new mums – they disguise the size of your bottom and are ridiculously comfortable. The side-tie, fine denim harem from <strong><a href="http://www.warehouse.co.uk" target="_blank">Warehouse</a></strong> are a great alternative to jeans. Wear with flat ankle boots and a boyfriend cardigan for a chic, casual look that doesn't give anything away figure-wise.<br />
Sizes 6 to 16</p>
Another trendy must-have for a post-pregnancy wardrobe is a cape. Go for a poncho style that hangs at the waist, rather than a smaller cape that sits on the shoulders. <a href="http://www.babeswithbabies.com" target="_blank"><strong>Babes with Babies </strong></a>Cape of Good Hope is made of lightweight French terry material and can be worn throughout pregnancy, as well as straight after.<br />
Sizes S/M to M/L</p>
- Statement jacket
A statement jacket is every new mum's best friend. Go for a loose fit to disguise your post-pregnancy tum, and make sure you opt for something warm as you adjust to feeler cooler again now the pregnancy is over. <strong><a href="http://www.simplybe.co.uk" target="_blank">Simply Be</a></strong> has a brilliant faux fur swing jacket that can be worn open (over a black maxi dress, for example) or fastened with jeans and faux fur boots.<br />
Sizes 14 to 26</p>
- Body boosting dress
In order to keep your body confidence up, Georgie recommends buying a piece that will look just as good when you reach your ideal weight as it does right now. This beautifully bo-ho, knee-length dress by <strong><a href="http://www.simplybe.co.uk" target="_blank">Simply Be</a></strong> is elasticated under the bust and sleeves, so it will suit your changing shape.<br />
- Comfy tunics
A tunic top provides the perfect diversion from your midriff while you work on getting your pre-pregnancy figure back. <strong><a href="http://www.newlook.com" target="_blank">New Look</a></strong> has a gorgeous vintage-style tunic top which can be dressed up with leggings and heels, or dressed down with jeans and a waterfall cardigan.<br />
Sizes 6 to18</p>