If you thought carrying and birthing one baby was hard, spare a thought for this new mom who just gave birth to six babies in the space of nine minutes.
In theory, we very much like the idea of having twins or triplets. Not only would having two or three identical babies be downright adorable, if we always planned on having more than one child, but we can also get that done in one fell swoop. However, there are undoubtedly a fair few cons that go hand-in-hand with the pros of having a multiple birth.
For starters, pregnancy will likely take an even bigger toll on your mind and your body. Although babies tend to be smaller the more of them that are in your uterus, you will still be carrying more mass around with you for nine months the more fetuses you have in there. Then there's the birth itself. Imagine being done with one baby only to know that more are on the way.
So far we have only really hinted at the possibility of twins and triplets. Thelma Chiaka recently gave birth to an eye-watering six children all in one go, and she did it in the space of just nine minutes reports The Sun. We guess if you have to give birth six times in a short period, treat it like ripping off a band-aid. Just do it as fast as you possibly can to get it over with.
Not only did Thelma give birth to sextuplets, but the six little ones came in the form of three sets of twins. Two sets of twin boys, and a set of girls too. The new mom of six has named her daughters Zina and Zuriel, however, at the time of typing this, she still hadn't named her four sons due to being too tired. Honestly, we are not surprised and completely understand.
The chances of having a multiple birth are naturally pretty slim and become less and less likely the more babies you have. While an estimated 1 in 67 births is a multiple one, the chances of having sextuplets are astronomical. 1 in 4.7 billion to be exact. That makes Thelma and her babies an extremely rare case, and the fact that they all arrived in the space of just nine minutes makes it even more incredible.