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Italian mom gives birth to healthy sextuplets

12:39 PM, Jan 10, 2010   |    comments
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ROME (AP) -- A southern Italian woman has given birth to sextuplets in the first such case in Italy since 1997.

The ANSA news agency says the babies -- boys Paolo and Maurizio, and girls Francesca Pia, Angelica, Annachiara and Serena -- are in good condition. The babies each weighed between 610-800 grams (21.5-28.2 ounces, or 1.34-1.76 pounds)

They were born Sunday in the 27th week of pregnancy to 32-year-old Carmela Oliva in Benevento, near Naples.

Father Pino Mele told state-run RAI television he hopes the sextuplets' grandparents help out, saying they're the first grandchildren in the family.

ANSA says it's the first case of sextuplets in Italy since 1997.

 

The Associated Press

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