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December 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A 55-year-old woman acting as a surrogate for her daughter gave birth to triplets -- her own grandchildren. The two boys and one girl were delivered a month and a half prematurely by caesarean section at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond. Surrogate mother Tina Cade experienced "mild complications," which the hospital said was not uncommon for such surgery.
September 19, 2004 | Eric Sondheimer
When they enter a room, the Elmore twins don't cause heads to turn as abruptly as do the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, but these two football players are so large and loquacious that people either run and hide or embrace them as gentle giants. Rick, 6 feet 5, 230 pounds, and Cory, 6-5, 240 pounds, are 16-year-old juniors at Simi Valley Grace Brethren. They've been called "super freaks" by the school's principal, Scott Marshall, who used to catch passes from John Elway at Granada Hills.
June 2, 2004 | From Reuters
Oscar-winner Julia Roberts is pregnant with twins and due to give birth early next year, her spokeswoman said Tuesday. Roberts, 36, who won an Academy Award in 2001 for best actress in "Erin Brockovich," is married to cameraman Daniel Moder, 35. They wed in July 2002 and have homes in Taos, N.M.; Venice, Calif.; and New York. People magazine reported Roberts' pregnancy on its website Monday night and spokeswoman Marcy Engelman confirmed the details Tuesday.
January 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman pregnant with sextuplets has given birth to the five remaining babies more than a week after delivering the first, a hospital official in Grand Rapids said. The four boys and two girls were three months premature. Amy Van Houten delivered four babies Friday and one Saturday morning, Spectrum Hospital spokesman Bruce Rossman said. All were in critical condition and no more than 2 pounds, 1 ounce.
December 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
The average age at which American women are having their first child has climbed to an all-time high of 25.1, the government said Wednesday. The rise reflects a drop in teen births and an increase in the number of women who are putting off motherhood until their 30s and 40s. The age of first-time American mothers has increased steadily during the last three decades, from an average of 21.4 in 1970. The latest figure, for 2002, was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
January 24, 2003 | J.A. Adande
No need to wait until Sunday. I'm about to give you the Super Bowl MVP. Most Valuable Parent. When Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback Ronde Barber takes the field, that will mean both of Geraldine Barber's twin sons have played in the Super Bowl; running back Tiki Barber played for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV two years ago. Two Super Bowl starters from one egg. Two men reaching the peak of their profession thanks to one mom so proud she can't even describe it.
December 17, 2002 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
The formerly conjoined twins who were separated in a marathon operation at UCLA will probably not return home to Guatemala in time for Christmas, hospital officials said Monday. The 16-month-old twins, Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez, have had their return date pushed back several times since the operation in August to separate them at the skull.
October 28, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The conjoined twins separated in a 22-hour operation in August have been expected to fly home to Guatemala on Tuesday, but their departure has been delayed. Dr. Henry Kawamoto Jr., the lead plastic surgeon for the girls, found that the skin graft on the head of one of them had not healed properly, officials said.
October 27, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
For Shawna Brino, one of the hardest things about raising quadruplets is managing the chaos. Like when her 4-year-olds taunt each other in the backyard. "With three boys the same age [her fourth child is a girl], you can imagine the dynamics," said Brino, who lives in the Antelope Valley. "They feed off each other and do crazy things. One will say, 'Hey, I bet you can't jump off the swing set.' And the other ones will try it."
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