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Octuplets Born

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on January 28, 2009

dona10Never in my entire life had I heard that one mother has borne eight babies at the same time. What an unbelievable delivery done by the mother. Personally this is the first time I heard it but according to records this is already the second time in the history.

What’s surprising about this situation is that the Doctors had only seen seven babies through the sonogram not knowing that there would be eight. The six boys and two girls, who weigh between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, were delivered by cesarean section in just five minutes by a team of 46 doctors and nurses in four delivery rooms.

All these babies are breathing on their own upon given birth. They were nine weeks premature and is said to stay in the hospital for two months to make sure their safe. Doctors say the mother is resting comfortably and will be out of the hospital in a week.

These six boys and two girls weigh between 1 pound, 8 ounces, and 3 pounds, 4 ounces, doctors at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said. The hospital had scheduled a Caesarean section for seven babies, but doctors were surprised when an eighth came out at 10:48 a.m.

“She’s a very strong woman, so she probably will be able to handle all eight babies,” said Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neo-natologist who cared for the infants.

Hospital officials would not release any information about the mother, including her name, condition or whether she used fertility drugs. They did, however, say she planned to breast feed all of them.

Forty-six hospital staff and four delivery rooms were used for the latest octuplets’ births. After one baby was born, staff rushed the newborn into another room and waited for the next, the hospital said. But despite weeks of preparation, doctors did not expect the eighth child.

The case was very rare. It would require much of the responsibility of the parents to take good care of the babies. God bless their one big instant family.


2 Responses to “Octuplets Born”

  1. coffee said

    it’s pretty amazing that all eight of those babies survived the birthing process

  2. allan said

    one strong mother

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