Six-kilo baby born in Germany, named Jihad

A woman in Germany has given birth to the country's heaviest baby and has gone ahead and named him Jihad, local media has reported.

According to the doctors at Berlin’s Charité hospital, the baby - weighing a whopping six kilos - was born to 40-year-old Elfi Yaghi who weighed about 240 kilos and suffered from gestational diabetes.

He was named Jihad – the controversial Islamic term used to describe the religious war all followers are to wage against 'non-believers'.

While Yaghi did not say why she gave her baby that name, the Daily Mail reports she is a devout Muslim.

According to data, Germany has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France with some 3.5 million Muslims living in the country.

Baby Jihad has joined 13 siblings - nine brothers and four sisters - and is reportedly the largest baby born naturally in Germany.

Baby Jihad weighed six kilos at birth to a woman who suffered gestational diabetes. Photo: The Daily Mail
Baby Jihad weighed six kilos at birth to a woman who suffered gestational diabetes. Photo: The Daily Mail

"She insisted on a vaginal birth despite the very high risk," Dr Wolfgang Henrich, chief physician at Charite’s obstetrics clinic, told Germany’s English news site, the Local. "We usually advise mothers carrying a child with an estimated weight of more than 4.5 kilos to opt for a cesarean section to avoid complications."

According to ABC, an Indonesian woman gave birth to an 8.7-kilo child in 2009, and one Canadian baby born in 1879 weighed in at 10.8 kilos, although he died shortly after birth.