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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Bahraini Couple Loses 4 Of Their Sextuplets

I am sad to report that four of the sextuplets born to a Bahraini woman have died while the remaining two are in critical condition. According to a report, the couple lost three of the babies Monday night, with the fourth one loosing it's fight Tuesday.

The remaining two are in critical condition in the intensive car unit of the neo-natal ward in the Salmaniya Medical Complex in the Bahraini capital Manama.

The six babies arrived last Sunday after just being in utero for 25 weeks, weighing between 460 and 650 grams.

A newspaper in that region has quoted sources as saying that the woman had undergone in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, during which four eggs were implanted, two of which divided, resulting in six embryos.

My thoughts are with the family and the medical team looking after the remain two infants.

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