Annegret Raunigk, a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin, has given birth to quadruplets, German television RTL reported on May 23.
Annegret Raunigk gave birth to a girl – Neeta – and three boys – Dries, Bence and Fjonn – by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital on May 19, RTL said.
The newborns, who were born in the 26th week of pregnancy, weighed between 655 grams (1 lb., 7 ounces) and 960 grams (2 lbs., 2 ounces) each.
A spokeswoman for RTL said the babies stood a strong chance of survival but possible complications couldn’t yet be ruled out. Their mother was doing well, the spokeswoman said.
Annegret Raunigk had signed a contract granting RTL exclusive access in return for an undisclosed sum, The Associated Press reported.
The woman already had 13 children ranging in age from 9 to 44, from five fathers. She told Germany’s Bild newspaper last month that she decided to become pregnant again because her 9-year-old daughter wanted a younger sibling. She also has seven grandchildren.
Annegret Raunigk traveled abroad to have donated, fertilized eggs implanted – a procedure that is illegal in Germany.