Wednesday 20 March 2019

US-based Nigerian woman gives birth to sextuplets within 9 minutes

A Nigerian woman, Thelma Chiaka, based in Texas, United States of America, is reported to have given birth to six babies, four boys and two girls, in the span of 9 minutes.
According to a statement released by The Woman's Hospital, Houston, the babies were delivered between 4:50 am and 4:59 am.

The hospital stated that the babies were born at weights ranging from 1 pound, 12 ounces to 2 pounds, 14 ounces.

The delivery team led by Dr. Ziad Haidar, Dr. Sharmeel Khaira and Dr. Israel Simchowitz, said the mother was doing well.

According to the statement, the odds of having sextuplets were estimated at one in 4.7 billion and sextuplet births are extremely rare.

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