A Nigerian woman has given birth to an unusual set of quadruplets in Baltimore.
Officials at Sinai Hospital say 40-year-old Nelly Itula delivered the babies on Friday. The quads include identical twin girls and fraternal twin boys.
The babies were delivered by Caesarian section. The girls, Freda and Pauletta weighed slightly more than two pounds, and the boys, Frederick and Paul weighed slightly more than three pounds.
Nelly, the new mom, came to Owings Mills in December to visit her sister when she found out she was pregnant.
She was advised to stay in the United States because of health concerns. Her husband, Frederick Itula, arrived in Baltimore from Nigeria late Saturday. The babies were conceived while Nelly was taking fertility drugs.
One newborn is still on a respirator.Doctors say they should be able to leave the hospital in about a month.
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