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Woman gives birth to sextuplets after trying to conceive for 17 years

A U.S based Nigerian couple Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo have become parents of sextuplets; three boys and three girls after trying to conceive for 17 years.

The children were born on May 11 at VCU Medical center in Richmond, Virginia.
A team of 40 medical professionals helped delivered the babies through c-section.

The medical director of labor and delivery at the hospital, Susan Lanni said the team was put through drills and resuscitation exercises ahead of the high-risk birth.
“A typical labour and delivery shift includes one, perhaps two premature births, usually with time in between,” Lanni said.
“We had to coordinate with our colleagues in the NICU for six premature babies to be delivered simultaneously,” she said.
The kids weighed between 0.49 kilogram (1 pound 10 ounces) to 0.97 kilogram (2 pounds 15 ounces) at birth.

Ajibola said, “I hope for the smallest of my six children to grow up and say “I was so small, and look at me now.”

 

 

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