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City hospital C-section of quadruplets

Update: June, 28/2012 - 09:20
Four baby girls-File Photo
HCM CITY – A 31-year-old women delivered quadruplets through caesarean section at the HCM City-based Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital, doctors announced on Tuesday.

Tran Thi Tinh, who was 32 weeks pregnant, was transferred to the hospital from Dong Thap Province's General Hospital. She gave birth on June 20.

The four baby girls weighed from 1.2 to 1.7 kilos. The 1.2-kilo newborn is under the care of doctors at the neonatal intensive care unit, and the other three are in the neonatal unit.

They all can breathe without assistance and are receiving two to four ml of milk with each feeding.

Dr. Tran Ngoc Hai, head of the hospital's general planning department, said that it was a rare case of natural multi-fetal pregnancy.

The birth rate for quadruplets is about one per 700,000 births worldwide.

Doctors said the mother of a 12-year-old son and six-year-old girl was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and had signs of premature labour when she was hospitalised. She is now in stable condition.—VNS

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