As a woman, you have a chance of 1 in 4.7 billion to be pregnant with a six-in-one. It also happened to Thelma Chiaka from Houston in the US state of Texas. She also gave birth to her four boys and two girls in less than ten minutes. A big congratulations are in order.
On Friday morning between 4.50 and 4.59 p.m., Thelma Chiaka gave birth to two boy twins and one girl twin in the Woman’s Hospital of Texas in just nine minutes. The weight of the six babies was between 794 grams and 1.3 kg.
The hospital announced that the children are doing well and that they are being followed up in the neonatal intensive care unit. The attending physician team stated that Mum Thelma is also doing well.
Search for names
Coming up with six names is no mean feat. The hospital already released the two girls: Zina and Zuriel.
Six are rare and often make the news. There are some well-known examples. The first British mother to give birth to six babies – four girls and two boys – was Sheila Thorns from Birmingham. She made the world press in 1968. A medical staff of no less than 28 staff members was involved in her delivery. Unfortunately, three of the six children died shortly after the premature birth. Fifteen years later, in 1983, Janet Walton from Liverpool delivered a world first: she gave birth to the first girl sling.