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Quadruplets of German mother Annegret Raunigk (65) remain in hospital

By AP Reporter

Published 28/05/2015

Wolfgang Henrich said the quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk are still in intensive care (AP)
Wolfgang Henrich said the quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk are still in intensive care (AP)

Quadruplets born prematurely to a 65-year-old German woman are still in intensive care, doctors have said.

But they have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes.

Mother Annegret Raunigk, from Berlin, left intensive care 48 hours after the delivery and is doing well. She gave birth by Caesarean section to a girl and three boys during her 26th week of pregnancy at Berlin's Charite Hospital on May 19.

She is believed to be the oldest mother to have ever delivered quadruplets.

School teacher Ms Raunigk already has 13 children aged 44 to nine from five other fathers. The babies weighed between 1lb 7oz and 2lb 2oz each at birth.

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