Sextuplets born in John Radcliffe

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For the first time in seventeen years, sextuplets have been born in the John Radcliffe Hospital this week.

Mrs Lamb, a 31 year old woman from Oxford, gave birth to four girls and two boys. The babies were born fourteen weeks prematurely, and all are in the specialist Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

According to the Multiple Births Foundation charity, the last surviving set of sextuplets in England, Scotland or Wales was born in 1993.

The John Radcliffe Hospital said: “Staff… feel privileged to play their part in such an unusual birth.

“A large team of doctors and nurses were present at the delivery or involved with the immediate management of the babies. There were several weeks of planning the delivery prior to the birth.”

 

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