Sextuplets born in Vancouver, Canada
Monday, January 8, 2007
Canada's first sextuplets, four boys and two girls, were born on the weekend of January 6th 2007 at the B.C. Women's hospital in Vancouver. The first baby was delivered vaginally, while the following 5 had to be removed by emergency caesarean section.
Dr. Liz Whynot, the Women's Hospital president said the first baby was delivered around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, with the others born early Sunday. Whynot said the parents "... understand there is a lot of public interest in the birth of their babies, they are feeling overwhelmed. So they're asking for their privacy to be respected."
The children weigh about 800 grams each. The mother was reported to be in her 25th week of pregnancy and the babies will require a period of time in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit as most pregnancies last 40 weeks.
- "Canadian sextuplets could get blood transfusion, religion forbids it" — Wikinews, January 11, 2007
- BC Women's Hospital news release. "Statement issued on behalf of the parents of the sextuplets delivered at BC Women’s" — , January 8, 2007
- "Sextuplets born in Vancouver: reports" — , January 8, 2007
- David Carrigg. "'Very tiny but all 6 are alive'" — , January 8, 2007
- CTV.ca News Staff. "Sextuplets born at Vancouver hospital, reports say" — , January 8, 2007