New mum is 'doing well' after giving birth to six babies in nine minutes 4 years ago

New mum is 'doing well' after giving birth to six babies in nine minutes

Mum of the year?

A Texas woman is recovering after she welcomed six babies in less than ten minutes.

Thelma Chiaka gave birth to her six children between 4.50am and 4.59am on Friday morning at the Women's Hospital of Texas in Houston.

Births like this are incredibly rare - Ms Chiaka beat odds of around one in 4.7 billion to deliver her babies safely.

The sextuplets - two sets of twin boys and a set of twin girls - are in a stable condition and are intensive care after arriving with low birth weights, the hospital said in a statement.

"The Woman's Hospital of Texas... early this morning welcomed sextuplets, the odds of which are estimated at one in 4.7 billion," the statement read.


"Two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls were born this morning between 4:50 and 4:59am.

"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."

As of last Friday, Ms Chiaka had named her two daughters Zina and Zuriel but hadn't gotten around to naming her sons yet.