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Woman gives birth to septuplets in Egypt

world Updated: Aug 16, 2008 19:19 IST
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An Egyptian woman has given birth to a set of septuplets in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in what doctors termed "a miracle," the official MENA news agency reported on Saturday.

Ghazala Ibrahim Omar, 27, delivered four boys and three girls following a C-section six weeks before her due date in an Alexandria hospital, MENA reported.

"It's really a miracle, (the mother) had taken no stimulants during ovulation," said Ahmed Salam, the gynaecologist who headed the team which delivered the babies, quoted by MENA.

According to the hospital director, the seven babies weighed between two and three kilograms (4.4 to 6.6 pounds) each at birth and have been put in incubators.