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How much did the heaviest baby born in west London weigh?

12 lbs, 13 lbs, 14 lbs? The weight of this baby - the heaviest born in west London in the past five years - may surprise you...!

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Can you guess the weight of the heaviest baby born in west London in the last five years?

The winning candidate, weighing in at an impressive 15 lbs (6,810 grams), was born at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Trust, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

This was more than double the average weight of 7lb 4oz (3,300 grams) for babies born at the trust last year.

It was also the second heaviest newborn born at any of the 35 English hospital trusts, which provided information in response to our request.

The second heaviest baby to be born at the trust since 2010 was weighed at 12lb 13oz (5,810 grams) while the third weighed 12lbs 2oz (5,500 grams).

Due to data protection rules, the dates that these babies were born has been withheld.

Since 2010, the average birthweight for children at the hospital has decreased slightly from 7lb 5oz in 2010 to 7lb and 4oz in 2014.

Elsewhere in west London, the heaviest baby born at the West Middlesex University Trust weighed 14lb 2oz (6,415 grams) while the heaviest baby at the Kingston Hospital Trust weighed 12lb 5oz (5,575 grams).

We asked a selection of hospital trusts across the country to send us the weights of the heaviest babies born in their hospitals over the past five years.

In 2014, the average weight of children born at the average hospital was 7lb 5oz (3,330 grams), a slight decrease on the equivalent figure of 7lb 4oz for 2014.

The heaviest baby out of all 35 hospital trusts which provided us with information, was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and weighed a whopping 15lb 14oz (7,193 grams).

Heaviest birth weight by hospital trust

Hospital Heaviest Second Third Fourth Fifth
Chelsea & Westminster 15 lb 12 lb 13 oz 12 lb 2 oz 12 lb 1 oz 12 lb 1 oz
West Middlesex 14 lb 2 oz 12 lb 3 oz 11 lb 13 oz 11 lb 12 oz 11lb 12 oz
Kingston 12 lb 5 oz 12 lb 1 oz 11 lb 16 oz 11 lb 15 oz 11 lb 14 oz
University College London 12 lb 4 oz 12 lb 2 oz 12 lb 1 oz 12 lb 1 oz 11lb 15 oz

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