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Sextuplets Born to Couple Trying to Conceive for 17 Years

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After 17 years of trying to have children, a Nigerian couple welcomed sextuplets at a Virginia hospital. Three girls and three boys were successfully delivered by cesarean section at VCU Medical Center.

Ajibola Taiwo delivered the babies at 30 weeks and two days pregnant with the help of a 40-person team. The father, Adeboye Taiwo, said they were overjoyed when they saw four heartbeats at their first ultrasound in November.

It wasn’t until January when they arrived at VCU Medical Center that they learned they were expecting sextuplets. According to the CDC, of nearly 4 million live births in the country in 2015, only 24 were quintuplets or other high-order births.

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