Multiple Births

Update: Polish Quintuplets ‘Stable’

The quintuplets we reported on yesterday are said to be in serious, but stable conditions.

The girls, who arrived in Krakow, Poland on Saturday, arrived via cesarean section in the 27th week of pregnancy, each weighing just 800 grams.

Alina Niedzwiedzka, the spokesperson at the hospital in which the quintuplets were born, says that the girls would have to remain in the hospital for a couple of months, as they have caught an infection. They are now being pharmacologically treated and kept in incubators.

What surprised doctors was the fact that the girls were conceived naturally. Multiple pregnancies are in the majority of cases a result of hormonal treatment. According to obstetricians, quintuplets are born once in 52 million pregnancies.

In Poland, however, since 2003, there were as many as four quintuplet births – much higher than the average.

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Lisa Arneill
Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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