- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BELLFLOWERS, Calif. (AP) — Doctors say the octuplets born to a mother in Southern California are in stable condition and breathing on their own.

Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” the eight babies “are doing actually very, very well.”

Two of the newborns — the world’s second live-born set of octuplets — were initially put on ventilators but their breathing tubes have been removed.

The mother, who was not identified, gave birth Monday to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds. The eighth baby was a surprise to the parents and doctors who had been expecting only seven children.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide