British mum gives birth to Spain's biggest baby

Newborn Maria Lorena Marin is in "perfect health", the hospital says Credit: Hospital Marina Salud/PA Wire

A British mother has given birth to the biggest ever baby born naturally in Spain, a hospital has said.

Maxime Marin, 40, delivered the baby girl who weighed 13lb 7oz - around twice the size of an average baby - without an epidural.

Newborn Maria Lorena is "in perfect health", said a spokesperson from Hospital Marina Salud in the south-eastern city of Denia.

Dr. Javier Rius, the chief of gynecology at the hospital, said in his 40 years of practice he had never known a baby born naturally to weigh so much.