WOW – Eight babies!!!

American woman has EIGHT babies

From the Newsround website:

As much as I love Lily, I don’t think that I could cope with EIGHT babies at the same time!!!!

There are loads of news reporters at the hospital


A woman in America has given birth to EIGHT babies, and all of them are doing well according to doctors.

It’s only the second time in the world that someone has given birth to eight babies at once, and doctors were only expecting her to have seven! Dr. Harold Henry from the hospital in southern California admitted: “It is quite easy to miss a baby when you’re anticipating seven babies.”

It took 46 members of staff in four rooms to deliver the octuplets.

The probably pretty tired doctors, Karen Maples, Harold Henry, and Mandhir Gupta

The babies’ mum hasn’t been named by the hospital.

An operation was planned to deliver the seven babies the hospital was expecting, but then the eighth came too.

Doctors say that the six boys and two girls will be kept in hospital for another couple of weeks to make sure they’re completely healthy.

They were born two months earlier than normal, but Dr Henry said: “they were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously.”


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