A mother has given birth to six babies in just nine minutes at a hospital in Texas, US.
Thelma Chiaka gave birth to two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls on Friday morning between 4.50 and 4.59 (local time).
A statement released by the Women’s Hospital of Texas announced that the babies were healthy and all in a stable condition in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
The odds of giving birth to sextuplets are estimated at one in 4.7 billion, the hospital said.
It’s unknown if the babies were delivered via a vaginal birth or a caesarian section.
Another hospital in the US last year made headlines around the world as it prepared for its first-ever delivery of sextuplets.
A team of 40 people worked together at the Huntsville Hospital in Alabama in the lead-up by performing carefully choreographed drills.
Practising on IV bags during 12 separate drills, a “code six” was issued – referring to six babies – and each “baby” was given its own team of staff and its own colour (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet).
Those births were even faster, with all six babies delivered in an incredible four minutes to parents Courtney and Eric Waldrop.