Luigi Orfeo, the head of maternity ward at Rummo hospital in the southern Italian city of Benevoto told journalists on Monday that all six twins born by the 32-year-old Italian woman Carmela Olivia on January 10 have a good chance to survive.
The newborns will have to stay under medical observation for three months. As far as their chances for survival are concerned, it will take at least a month to give a final answer, the doctor said.
Six twins – four girls and two boys – weighs from 600 to 800 grams. Oliva, who had cesarean delivery, gave them birth when she was 26 weeks pregnant. The babies are currently staying in an incubator on assisted breathing apparatus.
Their mother is now in intensive care, but her condition does not raise medical concerns. It was the first pregnancy for Oliva, which she’s been waiting for five years.
The father of six twins, a construction worker Pino Mele who lost his job recently has asked for financial support. He said that grandmothers and grandfather would definitely help, but the state could also throw a lifeline to the family.
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