Eight babies on the way.
If all eight of Mariella Mazzara's babies survive past the first week, it will be a world first, and doctors are optimistic of their chances.
Last night, the mother was doing well at a Milan hospital.
The pregnancy was made possible through fertility treatment after Mariella and her husband had given up hope of having a baby naturally.
Doctors had wanted the couple to opt for elective abortion - aborting five of the eight giving the other three a better chance of survival, but Mariella refused.
Three weeks from now, doctors will perform a Caesarean in the 27th week of pregnancy - three months earlier than a natural birth.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 8, 2000|
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