Margherita Pirrera



Age: 5 weeks


Summary: one of the last living four set of octuplets who was the first-born of the remaining six infants delivered just about 25 weeks through fertility drugs to a Sicilian couple between September 13-16, in which one died immediately after birth and two others died within the next few days, and whose multiple pregnancy caused a debate when some experts have been critical of the fertility treatment the couple received that might have been prevented the mother from conceiving such a dangerously large number of babies, leaving some of the fetuses at high risks to enhance survival chances.



Cause of Death: Premature birth


Born: September 13, 2000


Died: October 10, 2000


Location: Milan, Italy