Cairo, Aug 18: A 27-year-old Egyption woman Ghazala Ibrahim gave birth to septuplets by Caesarean section - four boys and three girls.
The newborns, four boys and three girls, weigh between 3.2 pounds and 6.17 pounds and are in stable condition. They have been placed in incubators in four different hospitals that have special premature baby units. Ghazala was originally pregnant with nine children but two of the babies died before birth. Ghazala, the wife of a farmer in the northern Egyptian province of Beheira already has three daughters.
Egypt's health minister announced that the seven babies will receive free milk and diapers for two years.