Thelma Chiaka in the US has created a record after she gave birth to six children in just nine minutes to claim the title of ‘World’s Champion of Childbirth’. She delivered her babies between 4.50am and 4.59am on Friday at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston.
The babies weighed between 1lb 12oz and 2lb and 14oz and were all in a stable condition in the hospital’s advanced neonatal intensive care unit.
The news was shared by the hospital and said that the chances of Thelma giving birth to sextuplets was one in 4.7 billion.
The statement, which was issued on Friday, read: “The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, an HCA Houston Healthcare Affiliate, which delivers more babies than any other Texas hospital, early this morning welcomed sextuplets, the odds of which are estimated at one in 4.7 billion.
“Two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls were born this morning between 4:50 and 4:59 a.m.
“The babies were born at weights ranging from one pound, 12 ounces and two pounds, 14 ounces. They are in stable condition and will continue to receive care in the hospital’s advanced neonatal intensive care unit.
“The medical team of Dr. Ziad Haidar, Dr. Sharmeel Khaira and Dr. Israel Simchowitz say the mother, Thelma Chiaka, is doing well.”
The hospital also shared an image of the medical team along with the mother. The mother named has named her daughters Zina and Zuriel, however, her boys remained nameless.