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Triplets at 52, without fertility drugs

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 01, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Triplets at 52, without fertility drugs(February 23, 2003) A grandmother of 52 has given birth to triplets without having fertility treatment.

Antonietta Mellone, who already has three grown-up children, gave birth to two girls and a boy seven weeks early in a Naples clinic.

Last night the babies, Gabriele, Alessia and Nunzia, were all in incubators at a special care baby unit. Their weights ranged between two and nearly four pounds.

Italian doctors said they knew of no other woman of this age who had given birth naturally to triplets. 'This is an exceptional medical event,' said Professor Carmine Nappi, head of the Naples maternity unit.

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Originally published February 23/2003

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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