Sextuplets born in Dominican Republic

A woman in the Dominican Republic has given birth to sextuplets, a hospital official said Tuesday.

The three male and three female infants were &to=' target=_blank>born by cesarean section Monday to Maxima Perez, 33, and weighed about 0.9 kilograms (2 pounds) each, said Dashira Martinez, a spokeswoman for Plaza de la Salud medical center in the capital, Santo Domingo.

The infants were under observation in an incubator, and one of the boys was being helped to breathe artificially, she added.

Perez and her husband, Emilio Figuero, 32, who already have a 5-year-old daughter, had undertaken fertility treatments, Martinez said.

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