Rare identical quadruplets born

One of the identical quadrupletsA 35-year-old Canadian woman has given birth to rare identical quadruplets, hospital officials said.

Karen Jepp of Calgary, Alberta, delivered Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia by Caesarian section Sunday afternoon at Benefis Healthcare hospital in Great Falls, Mont., said Amy Astin, a spokeswoman for the hospital. The four girls were breathing without ventilators and listed in good condition Thursday, Astin said.

"These babies are doing grand," said Dr. Tom Key, the perinatologist who delivered the girls. The babies were born about two months early and were conceived without fertility drugs, he said. They weighed between 2.6 pounds and 2.15 pounds.

The chances of giving birth to identical quadruplets is about one in 13 million, Key said.

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