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Texas Mom Gives Birth to Sextuplets in Only 9 minutes

Texas Mom Gives Birth to Sextuplets in Only 9 minutes
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By    |   Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:40 PM

A mom in Texas defied the odds when she gave birth to sextuplets in just nine minutes.

Thelma Chiaka made headlines Friday when she became the proud mother of four boys and two girls, all born between 4:50 a.m. and 4:59 a.m. at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas, CafeMom reports.

Each of the babies weighed just under 2 pounds and are reported to be in stable condition in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. A photo shared to the hospital's Facebook age shows a tired but beaming Chiaka surrounded by hospital staff. In the caption, the hospital noted that the odds of having sextuplets are estimated at 1 in 4.7 billion.

According to recent statistics, there have been 179 sets of sextuplets born in the world as of November 2007. The first surviving set of sextuplets were born in South Africa in 1974 and the first surviving set of sextuplets from the U.S. were born in 1993, reported Very Well Family.

In 2004 there were six sets of sextuplets born in the U.S. however, the births were overshadowed in 2009 by a mom who made headlines when she gave birth to eight babies, according to The Daily Mail.

Interestingly, sextuplets do not necessarily have to share the same birthdate as there may be a delayed interval delivery that could see babies being born days or even weeks apart.

Back in Texas, Chiaka is now tasked with having to name her babies. She has already decided on Zina and Zuriel for her daughters but is still grappling to settle on names for her sons.

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A mom in Texas defied the odds when she gave birth to sextuplets in just nine minutes.Thelma Chiaka made headlines Friday when she became the proud mother of four boys and two girls, all born between 4:50 a.m. and 4:59 a.m. at the Woman's Hospital of Texas...
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