Natural birth: Orissa woman gives birth to quadruplets
Saturday, 17th April 2010
A 24-year-old woman gave birth naturally to quadruplets — a rare event occurring once in 73,000 births — in a private hospital here early today, a doctor said.
Sasmita Moharana, a resident of Gobandia village in Cuttack district, was admitted at the Vivekananda Hospital on April 6 after complaining of difficulty in breathing and labour pains because of her over-extended abdomen.
"She delivered four babies one after another within one and a half hours," gynaecologist Shikha Singh said. It was the woman's first childbirth.
"Three of the babies born to the woman are girls and weighed about one kilogram each and the fourth — a boy — weighed 1.1kg. In delivery sequence, the boy was third," she said.
Publication : DNA