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What comes after "octuplets" in terms of multiple births?

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The term "nonuplets" refers to a multiple birth of nine babies. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, multiple births of three or more are rare, with less than 1 percent of women who use fertility medications, the most common cause of multiple births, becoming pregnant with triplets.

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According to the BBC News service, an Australian women gave birth to nonuplets in 1971, all of whom died within a few days. Nonuplets born to a Malaysian women in 1999 died within six hours of their birth. As the ASRM details, multiple births come with increased risks, including preterm labor and birth, preeclampsia and long-term handicap for one of more children.

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