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One-Third of Granite City Sextuplets Go Home

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Ron & Tina Otten, parents of sextuplets, in April (KWMU file photo)

By AP/KWMU

Creve Couer, MO – Two of the Otten sextuplets - Tyler and Madison - went home Wednesday.

Officials at St. John's Mercy Hospital say all six are expected to be released gradually as they gain weight and are able to take a bottle. They're all in good condition.

The sextuplets were born premature to Ron and Tina Otten of Granite City in April 9.

The couple underwent fertility treatments to conceive their two older daughters, and used the identical method when they wanted to conceive this time. The Ottens said they never dreamed the fertility drug they used would result in a pregnancy of six babies, but they added there was never any debate over whether they'd go ahead and have all six.

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