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Even the doctors thought they were dealing with Quadruplet But the woman was delivered of a set of five babies at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Lagos Mainland.
The woman, who is said to be a mother of one, is married to a lawyer.
Born last Friday, three of the quintuplets – two boys and three girls – weighed 1.5kg, 1.55kg and 1.7kg. The others weighed 1.8kg. All five are said to be very stable in the neo- natal unit of the hospital. Their mother has been transferred to the ward.
The “lucky” father was yet to be identified yesterday.
During the pregnancy, the scan had picked four of the babies. The doctors were shocked to find the fifth during the caesarean operation.