Beyonce and Jay-Z have reportedly taken their twin babies home from hospital, even though one of the children weighed just three pounds at birth by Cesarean section June 12.
Both babies, a boy and a girl, were born prematurely.
They were kept at UCLA Medical Center and placed under lights, because they were suffering from jaundice. The condition is caused when the liver produces too much bilirubin, causing yellow hued skin.
The hospital reportedly cleared the babies to go home last week, according to gossip site TMZ.
The family, including, five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and Beyonce mom Tina Knowles, are staying at a rented Malibu mansion that reportedly costs $400,000 a month.
The property, known as La Villa Contenta, is situated on 6.3 acres that include extensive gardens, a landscaped desert area and a tennis court. The house also has an indoor swimming pool.
Beyonce and Jay have remained tight-lipped about the twins, but Beyonce dad Mathew Knowles, confirmed theie arrival on social media.
“Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad,” he posted on Twitter.
“They’re here!#beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday,” he added in a caption.
The R&B singer raised eyebrows in February when she announced she was pregnant with twins through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The singer appeared to have opted to have designer babies, a practice frowned upon by the medical profession.
The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, an arm of the American Medical Association, issued an opinion on the subject in the mid-1990s. It said using genetic selection for anything other preventing or curing specific diseases should not be practiced by doctors.
But there appear to be no shortage of doctors in Hollywood who are willing to engineer babies for celebrities, although few will admit, or talk about it.
One exception is Chrissy Teigen who revealed in an interview that she was having a designer baby with singer John Legend.
A disproportionate number of celebrities have had twins.
The process also costs tens of thousands of dollars.
A doctor must extract several embryos from the womb, usually created by taking fertility drugs. The embryos are fertilized in a petri dish to determine which will produce the desired sex.
The embryo of choice is then implanted in the womb. The rest of the viable embroyos are discarded.