December 22, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The world's longest-living octuplets remain
in stable condition at the Southern California hospital where they
were born 31 days ago.
Thursday marked a month since the octuplets were born Jan. 26 to
Nadya Suleman at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center.
The babies' neonatologist Dr. Mandhir Gupta says the babies are
alert, responsive and doing well.
The six boys and two girls weighed between 1 pound, 8 ounces,
and 3 pounds, 4 ounces when they were born. The hospital had
scheduled the cesarean section for seven babies, and doctors were
surprised when an eighth came out.
The news of the birth has since been overshadowed by news that
Suleman, a 33-year-old single mother, already had six children,
ages 2 to 7, and conceived all her children through in vitro
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