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Family: Octuplets' mother has 6 other children


WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) -- The family of a woman who gave birth to octuplets this week in Southern California says she has six other young children at home.

Angela Suleman, the woman's mother, told The Los Angeles Times on Thursday that her daughter took fertility treatment but did not expect to give birth to eight children.

The children's grandfather told The Associated Press the babies are doing well but he hasn't learned their names. His comments came outside a modest home in Whittier where he had pulled up in a minivan with two of the woman's other children -- a 7-year-old and 6-year-old.

They confirmed that their mother has fourteen children.

The woman, who gave birth Monday, has requested her name be kept confidential.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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