Florida woman gives birth to sextuplets


ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, AP

A Florida couple who used fertility drugs after their daughter asked for a sibling are the new parents of sextuplets. The five boys and one girl were born Saturday night to Karoline Byler, 29, of Wesley Chapel. “Mom and the six babies are doing well,” Bayfront Medical Center spokeswoman Nancy Waite said.

Ben Byler, the father, previously said he hoped the babies would reach 30 weeks in the pregnancy to assure full development of vital organs. The babies were carried 29 weeks and four days.