German Woman Delivers Quadruplets
A 65-year old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing artificial insemination procedure, Germany’s RTL television reported.
The report said Annegret Raunigk had three boys and a girl by Caesarean section at a Berlin hospital during the week.
They were born prematurely at 26 weeks, but have a good chance of surviving.
Annegret Raunigk, who already has 13 children and seven grandchildren, is the world’s oldest woman to have quadruplets.
The single mother reportedly decided to try for another baby, when her youngest daughter, who is now 10, said she wanted a little brother or sister.
Ms. Raunigk’s pregnancy has been the subject of fierce debate in Germany, the BBC in Berlin stated.
During her pregnancy, she said she believed everyone should be able to live the life they want.
Asked whether she had any concerns, Ms. Raunigk said she assumed she would stay fit and healthy and that she was not worried about what other people thought.
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