Presidential couple visit sextuplets in hospital

The presidential couple also met with the hospital staff, who were involved in the first such delivery in Poland. Grzegorz Jakubowski/KPRP

President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, have visited the newly-born sextuplets and their parents at the university hospital in Kraków, southern Poland, the President's Office tweeted on Friday evening.

The presidential couple also met with the hospital staff, who were involved in the first such delivery in Poland.

Four girls (Zosia, Kaja, Malwina and Nela) and two boys (Filip and Tymon) were born on Monday morning at the Kraków hospital. The condition of the sextuplets was assessed as "satisfactory" by the hospital doctors during a Tuesday press conference.

The babies were delivered via caesarean section in the 29th week of pregnancy. The mother is doing well. The smallest newborn weighed 890 grams and the biggest one 1,300 grams. They have all been placed in incubators.

These are probably the first sextuplets born in Poland, PAP was told by a hospital spokesperson.

The odds of giving birth to sextuplets is an astounding 1 in 4.7 billion.

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