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Couple’s Quandary: Five Kids, One Bedroom

October 15, 1987

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ A woman who had been taking a fertility drug gave birth Thursday to quintuplets after 29 weeks of pregnancy.

The children were listed in good condition at Long Island Jewish Hospital. ″Three of them are doing very well, and the prognosis for the other two is a little more guarded,″ said Rosalie Kershaw, the hospital’s spokeswoman.

The three girls and two boys, who weighed between 2 pounds 1 ounce and 2 pounds 11 ounces, were delivered by Caesarean section. The mother had been taking Perganol, a fertility drug, under the supervision of a physician at the hospital, according to Ms. Kershaw.

The parents, Angelo and Alice Cangialosi, who live in a one-bedroom apartment in Queens, said larger living quarters were a top priority. He is a 26-year-old electrician. Mrs. Cangialosi, 28, had worked as a secretary, but spent much of the last two months in the hospital.

A team of 15 obstetricians, pediatricians and nurses delivered the children, the couple’s first. Their names, in order of arrival: Angelo John, Allison Patricia, Nicholas James, Ellen Marie and Jennifer Rose.

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