Igbo woman gives birth to sextuplets in nine minutes

Friday was anything but the beginning of a relaxing weekend for Nigerian woman based in Houston Texas.  Thelma Chiaka was too busy bringing six new lives into the world — all from 4:50 to 4:59 a.m.

The mom delivered her sextuplets at Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

She gave birth to one set of twin daughters, Zina and Zuriel, and two sets of still unnamed twin baby boys, which makes up 4 boys and 2 baby girl sextuplets. The story of her birth has made headlines in the state of Texas.

The odds of giving birth to sextuplets is a jaw-dropping 1 in 4.7 billion, according to the hospital. It would be more likely to get struck by lightning twice (1 in 9 million) or even win the lottery (1 in 302 million), the Daily Mail reports.

All six of Chiaka’s newborns weighed in at around 2 pounds each and are in stable condition in the advanced neonatal intensive care unit, according to her “medical team” of Dr. Ziad Haidar, Dr. Sharmeel Khaira and Dr. Israel Simchowitz.

A 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that multiple births were down 41 percent overall, and down 50 percent among women 25 and over.

No photo of the babies was released but they are said to be healthy and in good condition.

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