Medicine: Special Delivery in California

A woman on fertility drugs produces septuplets

Soon after Patti Frustaci gave birth to a son, Joseph, she and her husband Sam decided they wanted another child. So Patti, 30, was put back on Pergonal, the fertility drug that had helped her conceive Joseph. The couple was aware that Pergonal increases the chance of multiple births,* but even so, says Sam Frustaci, 32, "we thought it might be fun to have twins." Last week the Frustacis got more than they bargained for. As a 40-member team of doctors, nurses and technicians crowded a special operating room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Patti gave birth by caesarean...

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