Octuplets

The first live birth of octuplets in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the U.S.</a> happened in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501531230" title="Houston" href="/topic/us/texas/harris-county/houston-PLGEO100100501531230.topic">Houston</a>, Texas in 1998. From left, Ebuka, Echerem, Jioke, Chima, Gorom, Chidi, Ikem and Favor, the seven surviving octuplets, celebrate their 10th birthday. Their mother, Nkem Chukwu, looks on.<br>
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( Eric Kayne / Associated Press / December 20, 2008 )

The first live birth of octuplets in the U.S. happened in Houston, Texas in 1998. From left, Ebuka, Echerem, Jioke, Chima, Gorom, Chidi, Ikem and Favor, the seven surviving octuplets, celebrate their 10th birthday. Their mother, Nkem Chukwu, looks on.
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Octuplets' mother already has twins, four other children
Discuss: L.A. Now
Video: Mom already has 6 children

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