Berlin mother gives birth to sextuplets
DPA/The Local · 20 Oct 2008, 15:16
Published: 20 Oct 2008 15:16 GMT+02:00
The babies, who were delivered prematurely at 27 weeks last Thursday, are in stable condition and doing well given the circumstances.
Despite the flurry of media interest, hospital director Dr. Ulrich Frei asked the public to respect the family's privacy. "The children and their mother need some peace and quiet right now," said Frei.
The birth of sextuplets remains rare in the age of fertility treatments, and the Berlin baby six-pack is the first in Germany since 1986. Unfortunately, back then the mother and one of the babies died right after birth.