Quintuplets born for first time in 14 years!
A mother in the city of Poznań has beaten odds of over one in 50 million by giving birth to quintuplets, four girls and one boy.
Doctors from the city’s Gynaecology and Obstetrics Hospital delivered the babies on Sunday evening in the 29th week of pregnancy. They will remain in incubators for a few days.
Doctor Maciej Stokowski, the hospital's managing director, said on Tuesday: “We have Anastasia, Klara, Laura, Wiktoria and Maksymillian.
“Maksymillian is the heaviest. The smallest is Anastasia who weighs less than 700 grams.”
Deputy director for treatment, prof. Stefan Sajdak added that their 30-year-old mother is feeling well despite having to undergo a caesarean section and that she has contact with them all the time despite the pandemic as she has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
This is the first birth of quintuplets in Poland for 14 years. Stokowski also had seen the birth of quintuplets in February 2007 and November 2006.
Across the globe, however, quintuplets account for 0.0000024 percent of all pregnancies, which means one in over 50 million pregnancies.
In May 2019, sextuplets, four girls and two boys, were born in Poland's southern city of Krakow.
The babies were delivered via caesarean section in week 29 of the pregnancy.