A couple who tried to conceive for 17 years were ecstaticafter being blessed with more than what they expected! They welcomed sextuplets into the world at VCU Medical Center in Virginia.
Taiwo and her husband Adeboye Taiwo were thrilled when they went to their first ultrasound in November and heard four heartbeats only to learn that they would have two more!
Nigerian native Ajibola Taiwo gave birth to three boys and three girls in ranging from just one pound, 10 ounces, to two pounds, 15 ounces via cesarean section on May 11.
The Taiwos were thrilled to learn they were expecting after nearly two decades of trying to become parents.
But the high-risk birth required a team of 40 people, who practiced drills and resuscitation exercises in advance, according to Susan Lanni, the medical director of labor and delivery at the hospital.
Lanni said: ‘A typical labor and delivery shift includes one, perhaps two premature births, usually with time in between. We had to coordinate with our colleagues in the NICU for six premature babies to be delivered simultaneously.’
Ajibola was discharged from the hospital last week, while the six newborns continue to thrive in the intensive care unit.
Both Ajibola and Adeboye were holding their healthy premature babies to benefits of skin-to-skin contact.
‘I hope for the smallest of my six children to grow up and say “I was so small, and look at me now,”‘ said Ajibola.
Good luck and wishing all the happiness to this family!