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Monday, January 26, 2009


yes that is EIGHT BABIES!

A woman (who wish asked to remain anonymous) gave birth to eight babies in Southern California (I think it was in LA area) on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets. She had them at about 30 1/2 weeks of pregnancy, 9 weeks early. The combine weight if the babies was about 24 lb!

They had been expecting SEVEN babies but after pulling out the seventh there was an eighth one! The babies, delivered within five minutes, were born Monday morning. They are in "stable condition and they're doing quite well." The hospital says the mother gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds. The mother was also doing well, doctors said. The mother has asked to remain anonymous and asked officials not to release detailed information about her care -- including whether she had been taking fertility drugs.

The first live-born octuplets were born in Houston in 1998, and one baby died about a week later. The surviving siblings — girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke — celebrated their 10th birthday in December.


Kritta22 said...

Oh I can't even imagine!

I wonder why she wants to be anoymous. Around here when you have more than one baby, you get free diapers and formula and car seats and all kinds of us.

Lisa said...

My specialist here in Houston delivered the Chukwu octuplets (the last live-born set of 8). He is a brilliant doctor - those babies had the very best. I wish these little ones much health and happiness and I wish their mom and dad much strength and love for each other and their kiddos.

Tracy said...

That's amazing that she made it to 30 weeks!

And duh, of course she used fertility drugs! LOL

chellekay said...

I think the reason she has not released her name is because she does not want the press/media to hound her about how the babies are doing. Plus a lot of people don't like the world to know they had to do fertility treatments, but having 8 babies is a big clue you did.