Germany has a new holder for the title of "heaviest baby."

Jasleen was born at University Hospital in Leipzig on July 26, weighing in at 13.47 pounds, and measuring 22.6 inches long -- and she was delivered without the help of a C-section, reports the New York Daily News.

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The medical term for babies born weighing more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces is "fetal macrosomia," and heavy babies are often attributed to maternal obesity and diabetes, among other factors. In Jasleen's case, doctors said her size is due to an undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes, reports the German paper Der Spiegel, which adds that both baby and Mom are doing well, though Jasleen remains in the hospital.

Until Jasleen's birth last week the title of Germany's "heaviest" or "largest" baby belonged to one named Jihad, who was born in November 2011 and weighed in at 13 pounds.

Jasleen, however, is not the heaviest baby born this year. We can't forget about about George King, who was born in March to a British couple and weighed in at 15 pounds, 7 ounces -- and again, yes, he was delivered vaginally.

And on July 11, Pittsburgh-area woman Michelle Cessna gave birth to Addyson Gale Cessna, who was born at 13 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 25 inches via C-section.

While big babies seem to be on the rise, the Guinness Book of World Records says the heaviest baby ever born weighed 23 pounds, born to Anna Bates in 1879. No other newborn has tipped that scale yet, but here are seven who have come close.

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  • Akbar Risuddin, 19.2 Pounds

    Akbar, born in October 2009, set the record for heaviest baby born in Indonesia. <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32999499/ns/today-parenting_and_family/t/whoa-baby--pound-boy-named-akbar/#.T4b2z4WA5Xc" target="_hplink">MSNBC reported</a> that his mother, Jakarta, had gestational diabetes which was likely a cause for his heavy weight.

  • Nadia Barabanova, 17.1 Pounds

    In September 2007, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W0BsDDHSJQ" target="_hplink">Tatyana Barabanova</a> gave birth to her 14th baby. Though Nadia was the heaviest, <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/277535/17-lb-baby-born-in-Russia.html" target="_hplink">The Sun</a> reported that her other children were all over 11 pounds.

  • JaMichael Brown, 16 Pounds

    Janet Johnson gave birth to<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/16-pound-baby-jamichael-brown-_n_894477.html" target="_hplink"> possibly the heaviest baby ever born in Texas</a>. "A lot of the baby clothes we bought for him will have to be returned. They're already too small for him to wear," mom told the <a href="http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/article_44dd91d7-bb4e-5ae3-80ef-bf3537ba7c96.html" target="_hplink">Longview News-Journal. </a>

  • Axel Laverne Dolton, 15.6 Pounds

    Wendi Dolton, Minnesota mom,<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/30/minnesota-woman-gives-bir_n_373795.html" target="_hplink"> gave birth to Axel in November 2010. </a>Mom told the "Today" show that she, too, was a large baby weighing in at over 10 pounds.

  • Chun Chun, 15.5 Pounds

    Wang Yujuan, 29, gave birth to China's heaviest baby in February 2012. "I guessed the baby would be between ten and 11 pounds. I never expected to hear that he weighs 15.5 pounds," <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4113708/Big-baby-news-Chinas-heaviest-baby-on-record-is-born.html" target="_hplink">Wang told The Sun</a>.

  • Asher Stewardson, 14 Pounds

    In January 2012, Iowa mom,<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/asher-stewardson-13-pound-baby_n_1241904.html" target="_hplink"> Kimberly Stewardson</a>, gave birth to nearly 14-pound Asher after six hours of labor (without an epidural). Her older son, born just fifteen months early, was 12 pounds and one ounce.

  • Jihad Yaghi, 13 Pounds

    Elfi Yaghi, 40, gave birth to her 14th child in November 2011. Baby Jihad broke the record as heaviest baby born in Germany. Mom <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/28/jihad-baby_n_1116406.html" target="_hplink">made headlines</a> because of her baby's controversial name -- it roughly translates to "struggle" and<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/beliefs/jihad_1.shtml" target="_blank"> can refer to holy war as well as a few other things.</a> Clarification: Language has been edited in this slide to reflect that holy war is one of several meanings of "jihad."