(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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