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Lebanese woman gives birth to quintuplets

The three girls and two boys were born prematurely but are in 'good health'

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She was expecting four children but was surprised to learn she was carrying five, only a few days before giving birth.

Aya Hamad, 24, delivered three girls and two boys – all “in good health” – on Ashourah, the Shiite holy day, reported Lebanon’s The Daily Star newspaper.

"I'm very, very happy to have my babies delivered on the 10th day of Muharram [Ashoura Day]," Hamad told The Daily Star. "I have a complete family now."

Quintuplets Daily Star
Quintuplets Daily Star

The quintuplets, although born prematurely in the seventh month, weighed between 1 kg and 1.3 kg and were in “stable, good condition,” the director of the hospital, Dr. Kamel Yassin, where Hamad delivered her babies, told the paper.

Hamad already has a 2-year-old son from her husband Hussein Fawwaz and said she would need to transform the living room into a bedroom to accommodate the newborns.

Quintuplets Daily Star
Quintuplets Daily Star