How do mothers carrying more than three babies survive?

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From what I know the baby takes much of the nutrients such as calcium from the mother, so how do mothers that have 5, 6 or, even eight babies (at once) not die? Even with appropriate healthcare I saw a diagram of what a single baby does to a woman’s guts and it’s all shifted— my mother could barely breathe carrying me.

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A normal pregnancy is 40-ish weeks, but most triplets are born after only 32, 8 weeks early. This isn’t good for them and significant specialized care is required for the baby’s to survive.

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The more babies you pack in there, the more premature they’ll be. 37 weeks is considered full term for twins. Octomom carried for 31 weeks. Which is impressive as hell actually

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Well when you raise quantity then quality will drop.
So in that case most of babies will be weak, have a deflect or died.
Before modern age it’s normal in this case only one baby survive

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Women are not having 5, 6, 7, 8 babies at once. Where have you got this idea from? There was that crazy octo mom lady but that wasn’t natural. Even twins is classed as high risk.

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Modern medicine. Doctors can make sure the mummy’s and the babies are looked after. Before that they happened, but a lot more often some of the babies or the mummies weren’t there anymore.