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Mom Had Quadruplets Early to Start Chemo, Gets Big Help

Thousands of strangers have rallied to donate $1M and counting

(Newser) - In late December, a Kentucky woman who was 30 weeks pregnant with quadruplets delivered them early via C-section because of a grim diagnosis: her cancer was back. Having married military police officer Charles Gaytan in early 2016, Kayla Gaytan learned just a week later that she had Hodgkins lymphoma, and...

65-Year-Old Gives Birth to Quadruplets

That makes babies No. 14, 15, 16, and 17 for mom

(Newser) - A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age. Annegret Raunigk gave birth to a girl, Neeta, and three boys, Dries, Bence, and Fjonn, by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, reports RTL television....

65-Year-Old Expecting Quadruplets Defends Choice

Annegret Raunigk is being 'irresponsible,' bioethicist says

(Newser) - A lot of 65-year-olds are looking forward to new challenges in their lives—but only one is looking forward to giving birth to quadruplets . In an interview with German channel RTL, Annegret Raunigk says it is "quite a strain battling against the cliches" about her age, the Guardian reports....

Next for 65-Year-Old Mom of 13: Quadruplets

'I'm not actually afraid,' says Annegret Raunigk

(Newser) - "Children keep me young," Berlin woman Annegret Raunigk said after the birth of her 13th child nine years ago at age 55. Now 65, Raunigk plans to add four more bundles of joy to her already large family. Raunigk underwent numerous attempts at artificial insemination over 18 months...

Phoenix Mom Dies After Delivering Quads

She never got to hold longed-for newborns

(Newser) - Erica Morales had always dreamed of being a mother, her friends say, but she died before she could even hold the quadruplets she gave birth to on Thursday night. The 36-year-old had been admitted to the hospital with high blood pressure Tuesday and died in intensive care soon after the...

Woman Expecting Triplets Births 4 Babies Instead

The pregnancy was a surprise for Kimberly Fugate, 42

(Newser) - Pretty much everything about Kimberly Fugate's pregnancy was surprising. The Mississippi woman had no intention of getting pregnant again, only to learn, at age 41, that she was expecting. The day before she turned 42 came the second shock: She was expecting triplets. But when Fugate gave birth at...

Octuplet Doc Implanted 7 Embryos in Woman, 49

Woman who wanted on baby is now pregnant with quadruplets

(Newser) - A 49-year-old woman who went to the controversial fertility specialist responsible for Nadya Suleman's octuplets is now pregnant with quadruplets, even though she wanted only one baby, the Los Angeles Times reports. Dr. Michael Kamrava transferred at least seven embryos—made from eggs donated by a woman in her late...

Identical Quads Born to Canadian Couple, in US

(Newser) - A  Canadan woman delivered four identical daughters in a Montana hospital last weekend, when there were no neonatal beds for them in the local hospital in Calgary—or any other Canadian hospital. The newborns, born by C-section at 31 1/2 weeks, ranged from 2 lbs., 6 oz. to 2 lbs....

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