March 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Updated: March 18, 2019 12:20 pm

Woman gives birth to sextuplets in less than 10 minutes

Thelma Chiaka with (l. to r.) relative Ebere Ofor, Dr. Ziad Haidar-Perinatologist who delivered the babies and Dr. Israel Simchowit-Neonatologist , both on staff at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas


A Texas woman gave birth to six babies in less time than it takes for most people to commute to work.

On Friday, Thelma Chiaka welcomed six new members to her family all in the span of nine minutes, Woman’s Hospital of Texas announced.

The two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls were born between 4:50 a.m. and 4:59 a.m.

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“The babies were born at weights ranging from one pound, 12 ounces and two pounds, 14 ounces,” the hospital said in a statement. “They are in stable condition and will continue to receive care in the hospital’s advanced neonatal intensive care unit.”

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas said it delivers more babies than any other Texas hospital and the odds of having sextuplets are estimated at 1 in 4.7 billion.

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The hospital said the new mother is doing well and she had already named her daughters Zina and Zuriel.

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