A woman in Houston gave birth to six babies in a span of nine minutes on Friday morning.
Thelma Chiaka had two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls delivered between 4:50 a.m. and 4:59 a.m, at the Women’s Hospital of Texas.
According to the hospital’s press release, the babies weighed between 1 pound, 12 ounces to 2 pounds, 14 ounces. They are in stable condition and will receive treatment at the hospital’s advanced neonatal intensive care unit. The mother is doing well.
The odds of giving birth to sextuplets is 1 in 4.7 billion, according to the hospital. A study by raisingmultiples.org suggested that one or fewer sets of sextuplets are born each year in the U.S.