Giving birth is one of the most physically and emotionally intense things a woman can go through. Can you imagine giving birth to six babies in succession? A Houston woman, Thelma Chiaka, doesn't have to imagine, she did it.



She recently gave birth to sextuplets, which are extremely rare. The Woman's Hospital of Texas shared a photo Thelma writing, "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!"

So Thelma was already a super-mom, but she got even more attention because all six birth happened in just nine minutes!



According to the hospital's press release, all of the babies arrived healthy with weight ranging between one pound 12 ounces and two pounds 14 ounces. Despite their rarity, these births do happen; women have given birth to as many as eight at a time.


Thelma has named her girls Zina and Zuriel, while she has not yet decided on names for the boys. With so much work ahead of her, it's a relief that her labor process was so quick and that she can now take a little time to rest while the babies are in the hospital in stable condition.




How do you think you would handle such an incredible labor experience? Let us know in the comments and pass this incredible story along to all the super moms you know!


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