Iden­ti­cal nat­u­ral quadru­plets born in Shang­hai

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The chances of hav­ing nat­u­ral quadru­plets are about one in 800,000. The chances of hav­ing a set of iden­ti­cal quadru­plets are one in 11 mil­lion to 15 mil­lion, but on July 7, four ba­bies beat the odds.

The iden­ti­cal baby girls were de­liv­ered shortly af­ter 5 pm Thurs­day in the Ob­stet­rics and Gyne­col­ogy Hos­pi­tal of Fu­dan Univer­sity (Shang­hai Red House Ob & Gyn Hos­pi­tal) in Shang­hai, Shang­hai Morn­ing Post re­ported.

The girls were de­liv­ered by Cae­sarean sec­tion af­ter 31 weeks; all are in good health. “Although their weight is not enough, their ma­tu­rity is good. Only one child breathes with a ven­ti­la­tor when be­ing trans­ported,’’ said ob­ste­tri­cian Shen Jie.

The girls were con­ceived with­out fer­til­ity drugs; one egg split three times to pro­duce four ba­bies. The ba­bies were trans­ferred to a chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal and are un­der in­ten­sive care.


A tiger cub en­joys a cool bath given by a zookeeper at Shang­hai Wild An­i­mal Park on July 6. The city is­sued this year’s first yel­low warn­ing for high tem­per­a­tures on July 4.

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