A Texas Woman, Thelma Chiaka, Gives Birth to Six Babies in 9 Minutes

Updated On 17 Mar, 2019 Published On

A Houston, Texas woman, namely Thelma Chiaka, gave birth to six babies in nine minutes on Friday, March 15.

The proud mom welcomed two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls at the Women's Hospital of Texas in between 4:50 a.m. and 4:59 a.m.

According to a press released by the hospital, the babies weighed between 1 pound, 12 ounces to 2 pounds, 14 ounces. The mother is doing well.

All the kids are in stable condition; they will receive treatment at the advanced neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital.

Multiple babies birth can be caused due to premature birth and lower weight of the infants. According to The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, babies born "before 32 weeks of pregnancy can die or have severe health problems, even with the best of care."

The hospital said in a statement that the possibility of giving birth to sextuplets is 1 in 4.7 billion. According to, one or fewer sets of sextuplets born in the U.S. each year.

Thelma has reportedly named her daughters Zina and Zuriel as of 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The names of the boys, meanwhile, are not disclosed yet.

The Women's Hospital in Texas delivers more babies than other hospitals in Texas, the hospital said.

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