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Re.TiReD
01-27-2009, 06:24 PM
Medical team describe a 'successful' delivery

A US woman has given birth to eight babies, becoming just the second person recorded in the US to have delivered a set of living octuplets.

The six boys and two girls, who were nine weeks premature, were delivered by Caesarean section in the hospital near Los Angeles, California.
The babies weighed in at between 1lb 8 ounces (820g) and 3lb 4oz (1.47kg) and are all said to be doing well.

They were screaming and kicking around very vigorously, a doctor said. The mother, whose identity has not been revealed, has asked that limited information be released about the births.

She checked in to the hospital 23 weeks into her pregnancy and gave birth seven weeks later.A spokeswoman at the Bellflower medical centre described the deliveries, which took place in the space of five minutes, as "truly amazing".

The medical team had scheduled a Caesarean section for seven babies, but doctors were surprised when an eighth came out.

"Lo and behold, after we got to Baby G, which is what we expected, we were surprised by Baby H," said Dr Karen Maples.
Three of the babies needed help breathing, but all were otherwise doing well, a doctor said.

The babies will be in incubators for at least six weeks and the mother is planning to breast feed them all, the hospital officials said.

"She is a very strong woman, so she probably will be able to handle all eight babies," said Dr Mandhir Gupta. He added that the mother was "doing very, very well" and was "really excited that she got all of these babies, and that they're doing good so far".

The team did not give any more details about the mother's identity or say whether she had used fertility drugs.

'Just enjoy it'
The US's first live-born set of octuplets was delivered in Houston, Texas, in 1998. One baby died about a week later - but the surviving children celebrated their 10th birthday in December.

Their Nigerian-born mother, Nkem Chukwu, said the new parents had much to look forward to, the Associated Press news agency reported. "Just enjoy it. It's a blessing, truly a blessing," Mrs Chukwu was quoted as saying. "We'll keep praying for them."

Mrs Chukwu and her husband had tried for a long time to have children before turning to fertility drugs

SubhanAllah! :eek:
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Mikayeel
01-27-2009, 07:33 PM
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Ye i have heard it in the news this morning! Second time in history something like this happened were all the babies survived!

People ask for a miracle, heres one for you!

InshAllah i'll be a father of 8 twins one day!! (dua's hardly needed!!)
Cuz i missed out on the chance of having 7 twin brothers/sisters.
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Al-Hanbali
01-27-2009, 07:38 PM
SubhanAllaah, 8 kids!!!
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Whatsthepoint
01-27-2009, 07:45 PM
If you ask me, 6 too many.
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Ummu Sufyaan
01-28-2009, 09:25 AM
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oh cool! :D :-[ its like hitting two birds with one stone, only not :skeleton:
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*Yasmin*
01-28-2009, 09:46 AM
Sub7an Allah
truly amazing

i find 4 kids are enough :exhausted
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S_87
01-28-2009, 10:32 AM
SubhanAllah!
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Danah
01-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Subhan allah
may allah help her to take care of those many babies
I feel like one baby can make the entire family busy, what if 8?
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nebula
01-28-2009, 11:27 AM
but with 8 babies you can have your own football team or rock band
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Re.TiReD
01-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Originally Posted by Umm ul-Shaheed
:sl:
oh cool! :D :-[ its like hitting two birds with one stone, only not :skeleton:
Originally Posted by nebula
but with 8 babies you can have your own football team or rock band
:wasalamex

;D

8 times the happiness.

8 times the diapers ;D

All the best to mom :D
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