Woman gives birth to six babies in Rawalpindi hospital

RAWALPINID: A woman gave birth to sextuplets, including four boys and two girls, at a hospital in Rawalpindi city of Punjab, it emerged on Friday.

The wife of Waheed, a resident of the Hazara Colony area in Rawalpindi, delivered six children at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ).

The doctors said that the mother and her newborn were healthy and in stable condition adding that the newborns have been shifted to Nursery from the Labour room.

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Last year, a woman from Hyderabad gave birth to six premature babies, of whom just one had survived. The woman, Rekha, gave birth to three girls and as many boys at a hospital run by the Khidmat-i-Khalq Foundation.

The doctor said babies who survive are usually born after 37-38 weeks of pregnancy as she gave birth to the babies prematurely in the 21st week of her pregnancy.

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