A woman in California gave birth to 8 babies!
Experts say this may be the nation’s second live-born set of octuplets.
The delivery doctors were expecting 7 but, were surprised by the eighth.
Proud mom gave birth to six boys and two girls .
They ranged in weight from 1 pound 8 ounces to 3 pounds 4 ounces and of course, were born via Caesarean-section .
The first three to seven days will be critical for the infants, according to the delivery doctor.
The eight don’t appear to have serious problems. Doctors said the babies were born nine weeks premature but are in stable condition. Two newborns were placed on ventilators and a third needs oxygen.
Hospital officials would not release any information about the mother, including her name, condition or whether she used fertility drugs. They did, however, say she planned to breast feed all of them. YIKES!
The mother checked into the hospital in her 23rd week of pregnancy and gave birth seven weeks later. All eight babies will probably remain in the hospital for at least two months.
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