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Mother gives birth to 6 babies in just 9 minutes

Hospital says achievement defies odds of 1 in 4.7 billion

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HOUSTON – A Texas mother gave birth to sextuplets in an astounding nine minutes. 

Two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls were born this morning between 4:50 and 4:59 a.m., The Woman’s Hospital of Texas said. 

"Did you know that the odds of having sextuplets are estimated at one in 4.7 billion?" 

The babies weighed from 1 pound, 12 ounces to 2 pounds, 14 ounces and were in stable condition, the hospital said.

The medical team of Dr. Ziad Haidar, Dr. Sharmeel Khaira and Dr. Israel Simchowitz say the mother, Thelma Chiaka, is doing well.

Thelma named her daughters Zina and Zuriel.

Did you know that the odds of having sextuplets are estimated at one in 4.7 billion? We were honored to welcome Thelma Chiaka's four sons and two daughters early this morning! https://bit.ly/2W0ZGlZ

Posted by The Woman's Hospital of Texas on Friday, March 15, 2019

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