A woman gave birth to eight babies in Southern California on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets.
The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, doctors at Kaiser Permanante hospital told KCAL9.
"It's a surprise," Dr. Karen Maples said. "Eight newborns are in stable condition and they're doing quite well."
Doctors estimated the delivery of the babies lasted five minutes.
"They were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously," Dr. Harold Henry told the TV station.
Monday, January 26, 2009
'It's a Surprise'
I'll say. Popping out eight babies in one shot doesn't exactly happen every day.