New York woman gives birth to sextuplets

October 28th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Oct 28 (DPA) A 31-year-old woman has given birth to sextuplets in New York, media reports said Tuesday.The four boys and two girls, delivered 11 weeks prematurely by Caesarian section, weighed between 680 and 900 gm, the New York Daily News reported. Doctors have given them a good chance of surviving.

The six were born at a hospital in Manhattan Oct 6. Their parents kept the news of their birth out of the media until their conditions stabilised. One of the girls had to undergo a heart operation.

“I’ve watched each of my babies fight so hard to survive,” the mother, Digna Carpio, was quoted in the report as saying with tears in her eyes. “Life is beautiful, and we’re so thankful.”

Carpio and her husband Victor, 36, are originally from Ecuador. The couple has a seven-year-old son. “I used to be really alone and had no one to play with … Now, I have six people,” the boy said.

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