Friday, June 09, 2006

Indian woman gives birth to identical quadruplets

As reported by this article, a 26-year old woman from India gave birth to healthy female identical quadruplets.

Shruthi Vivekanandan, a software programmer from the southern city of Madras, delivered Aditi, Aakriti, Akshathi and Aapthi on April 25, Press Trust of India said. The babies were born 10 weeks early and weighed between 1.8 pounds and 2.2 pounds, said Dr. Meena Thiagarajan at Apollo Hospital, where the girls were born. Despite their premature birth, the babies are healthy and swiftly gaining weight, doctors said. Doctors have said there are fewer than 100 identical quadruplets in the world.

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