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Nigerian woman gives birth to sextuplets in 9 minutes in Texas

A Nigerian woman by the name Thelma Chiaka gave birth to Sextuplets under 9 minutes at Women’s hospital of Texas.

She had two sets of twins boys and one set of twins girls delivered between between 4.59am and 4.59am according to Fox news.

She delivered at exactly 29 weeks and two days and the bundle of joy are all in good condition.

Now Thelma Chiaka is getting some much needed rest after delivering six babies in the span of nine minutes. 

All six babies weighed between 1 pound 12 ounces to 2 pounds and 14 ounces. 

The hospital said the sextuplets are in stable condition and will continue to receive care in the hospital’s advanced neonatal intensive care unit. 

Chiaka has named her daughters Zina and Zuriel. She has not yet named the four boys. 

The odds of giving birth to sextuplets is an astounding 1 in 4.7 billion. 

It would be more likely to get struck by lighting twice (1 in 9 million) or even win the lottery (1 in 302 million). 

Chiaka’s preganancy is certainly rare but she does not hold the record for most children born at a time.

Nadya Suleman, better known as ‘Octomom,’ became world famous when she gave birth to eight babies in January 2009, aged 33.

She is the only woman to have given birth to a set of octuplets to live past their first week.


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