US woman gives birth to six babies in just 9 minutes

Woman gives birth to sextuplets

The Hush Post | 7:45 pm | One-minute read |

A US woman has given birth to six babies within a span of just 9 minutes, making headlines world over.  Thelma Chiaka on Friday gave birth to six babies, twin girls and two sets of twin boys. Chiaka delivered the sextuplets at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

The Houston lady gave birth to six babies on March 15. She took just nine minutes- from 4:50 am to 4:59 am local time- to deliver the infants.

Hospital authorities informed that the babies weigh between 1 pound and 12 ounces to 2 pounds and 14 ounces. Chiaka is doing well and her babies are stable. They will continue to be at the hospital’s advanced neonatal ICU.

Thelma has named her daughters Zina and Zuriel. She is yet to name her sons.

It is pertinent to note that the odds of having six babies at a time are estimated at one in 4.7 billion.

Earlier in February this year, A 25-year-old woman gave birth to seven children at a hospital in Iraq. The septuplets include six girls and a boy.

It is to be noted that the McCaughey septuplets are the world’s first set of surviving septuplets. They were born to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The septuplets, four boys and three girls, were born nine weeks prematurely on November 19, 1997. They were born by Caesarean section, all within six minutes.

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