21/05/2010 07:42 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Premature Sextuplets Fight For Life

Sextuplets born last week in Oxford are currently fighting for their lives, after arriving 14 weeks early.

The four girls and two boys were born last Friday to Andy and Vicky Lamb in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Their weights ranged from 1lb 5oz to 1lb 15oz, leaving them in critical condition.

The family is represented by Max Clifford, who reported that the couple are "hoping and praying that everything is going to be okay – but they realise they are praying for a small miracle"

Mrs Lamb has recovered fully, allowing the parents to focus on their children in the intensive care unit under the care of Kenny McCormick, consultant neonatologist.
The sextuplets were conceived after Mrs Lamb took a fertility drug, which had previously led to her falling pregnant with their first child Gracie, aged five.

Sextuplets are extremely rare, only occurring once in every 4.5 million pregnancies. The last time a set of sextuplets survived was back in 1993, in Britain.

Source: AOL News