A Texas Woman Just Gave Birth To 6 Babies In 9 Minutes

On March 15, Thelma Chiaka from Houston, Texas gave birth to six babies (a.k.a sextuplets) in—drum roll, please—nine minutes. I repeat: six babies in just. nine. minutes.

Between 4:50 and 4:59 a.m., Chiaka delivered two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls named Zina and Zuriel, per a statement released by the Women’s Hospital of Texas. All together, the little ones ranged in weight from one pound, 12 ounces to two pounds, 14 ounces—technically five to six pounds lighter than the average newborn, which is about seven pounds according to the University of Michigan Health Library.

Oh! And get this: the odds of having sextuplets is estimated at one in 4.7 billion, per the hospital. Now compare that to the chances of getting struck by lightning at some point in your life, which is about 1 in 3,000, according to National Geographic.

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