Friday, August 17, 2007

Canadian woman has rare identical quadruplets

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Karen Jeppof Calgary, Albert, 35, has given birth to rare identical quadruplets, at the Great Falls hospital on Thursday. According to Dr. Tom Key, the chances of giving birth to identical quadruplets is about one in 13 million.

The Canadian woman delivered Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia by Caesarian section Sunday afternoon at Benefis Healthcare. The four girls were breathing without ventilators and listed in good condition. The babies weighed 2.15 pounds to 2.60 pounds were born about two months early and were conceived without fertility drugs.

Jepp and her husband, J.P. have a 2-year-old son, Simon. J.P. Jepp works for Shell Oil Co., and both worked for nonprofit groups until recently.

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