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Quintuplet Birth in Guatemala

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 31 May 2014 @ 6:00 am | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, Good News, Guatemala, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish

Guatemalan media is reporting [1] [es] a quintuplet birth in Guatemala City. The babies’ weight, three girls and two boys, is between one pound with 9 ounces and two pounds with 12 ounces, a weight to be expected as they were delivered on the 29th week of pregnancy. They were immediately admited in the high risk neontal ward. The mother, Maria Magdalena Jiménez, had had previous conceiving difficulties, so she went through a fertility treatment, with the result of this multiple pregnancy. The babies have stable health conditions, but are under medical observation.

On Twitter, the multiple delivery didn't go unnoticed:

28 year old Maria Magdalena Jiménez, mother of quintuplets. This is the second case in 5 years at a Social Security hospital.

Update: 28 year old Maria Magdalena Jiménez, delivered quintuplets, 3 girls and 2 boys at Pamplona IGSS Z.13.


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[1] is reporting: http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/comunitario/quintillizos-igss-bebes-embarazo_multiple-gestacion_0_1147685364.html

[2] Mayo 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/rgonzalez_eu/statuses/472426059414388737

[3] pic.twitter.com/ZjN9UQwOpB: http://t.co/ZjN9UQwOpB

[4] Mayo 30, 2014: https://twitter.com/valvarez969/statuses/472460601000620034

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