Pregnancy

Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase

Christoph Buehrer, left, director of neonatology at Charite Hospital and Wolfgang Henrich, director of gynecology at Charite Hospital, brief the media about the situation of a 65-year old mother Annegret Raunigk and her quadruplets, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Doctors say the quadruplets born prematurely to a 65-year-old Berlin woman are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes.

Christoph Buehrer, left, director of neonatology at Charite Hospital and Wolfgang Henrich, director of gynecology at Charite Hospital, brief the media about the situation of a 65-year old mother Annegret Raunigk and her quadruplets, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Doctors say the quadruplets born prematurely to a 65-year-old Berlin woman are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Doctors caring for quadruplets born prematurely to a 65-year-old Berlin woman say the babies are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes. 

Mother Annegret Raunigk left intensive care 48 hours after the delivery and is doing well. She gave birth by cesarean section to a girl and three boys during her 26th week of pregnancy at Berlin's Charite Hospital on May 19.

The director of obstetrics at Charite, Wolfgang Henrich, said Wednesday Raunigk is believed to be the oldest mother to have ever delivered quadruplets.

Raunigk already has 13 children aged 44 to 9 from five other fathers. She traveled abroad to have donated, fertilized eggs transferred - a procedure that is illegal in Germany.