1998 News Story

Saudi woman gives birth to healthy sextuplets

The Medical Services Department of Saudi Aramco announced today that a Saudi woman had delivered sextuplets at the Dhahran Hospital. The six children are all in good health, with birth weights ranging between 1.1 and 1.47 kilograms. The mother, who is also in good health, was hospitalized six weeks prior to the cesarean section delivery. She is reported as not having taken any fertility drugs, and already has five children, including one set of triplets. This is the first known case of sextuplets in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom.