Australian Woman Refuses Epidural For 14-Pound Baby Boy

We all know women who complain of how painful childbirth is. Birthing room stories sound more like war stories. The horrors of childbirth circulate, convincing women thinking of having children to adopt instead. The average woman screams “epidural” when dilated to a three, and most newborns weigh between 5-7 lbs upon delivery. That’s why

The average woman screams “epidural” when dilated to a three, and most newborns weigh between 5-7 lbs upon delivery. That’s why Natashia Corrigan’s story is such a breath of fresh air. Hers is no horror story, though it’s set up to be.

Back in January, Natashia silenced all of womankind when she birthed a healthy 14-pound baby boy without any drugs! The positivity and ease of her story is worth sharing. Be inspired!

10. She Prepared For An 11 LB Baby


Corrigan is an Australian native with one hell of a pain tolerance. Already a mother of three, she wasn’t intimidated at all by the thought of going through childbirth again, not even after her doctor told her that baby Brian was gaining more weight in the womb than usual. Natashia’s doctors were preparing to deliver an 11-pound baby. Boy were they surprised.

9. When The Baby’s Actual Size Became Apparent, She Was Given Laughing Gas

Natashia wanted to have a natural childbirth, so when the pushing started to become a bit more difficult than she had prepared for, the doctors gave her “laughing gas,” which is 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide. She claimed that the laughing gas helped her keep pushing while positive thoughts and deep breathing techniques managed the pain.

8. Too Late For An Epidural!

“It was a bit hard to get him out,” Natashia said. “They had to get a few extra staff members to come in and help.” Natashia’s husband, Brian, agreed, “It was a bit scary,” but despite the struggle at the end, everything finished perfectly without any need for emergency tactics. When the doctors pulled baby Brian out, everyone gasped.

7. Baby Brian Breaks The Scale

Seven hours after labor began, Brian Junior Liddle was born weighing in at over 6 kg (13.5 lbs.) Brian is the largest baby ever to be born at Mercy Hospital for Women in Australia and is currently the biggest newborn in all of Victoria. His arrival immediately made Australian news.

6. Baby Brian Is Double The Size Of The Average Newborn

“This is the first pregnancy I’ve got to experience with a natural labor and the longest I’ve ever been pregnant,” Natashia said. Natashia’s two daughters were both born around 7 lbs. “I’ve got the fat little man I always wanted, but I never dreamt he’d be this big!”