Poland's January birthrate fell to its lowest point in over ten years, a leading daily newspaper reported on Thursday.
The five babies, four girls and one boy, were delivered through caesarean section in the mother’s 29th week of pregnancy.
VIDEO: The black and white video shows the mother pacing around her enclosure before the little ball of fur pops out and immediately wants some TLC.
The baby named Amelka was delivered via caesarean section two weeks ago at the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw where the mother, who was unaware she had given birth, is now said to be recovering.
Little Emilia was born on August 17, weighing a healthy 2.5 kilograms after tragedy struck and her mum Sylwia suffered a heart attack. Rushed to hospital, Sylwia’s heart was revived but by then she had suffered serious brain damage, and had descended into a vegetative state.
Head of the hospital’s gynecology and obstetrics department said: “We expected the baby to be big, but not this big.”
The incredible photograph taken by biologist Marek Miś won over the hearts of the jury who praised his water flea pic for its technical proficiency and beautiful palette of colours.
The mother and her partner had been trying to get to the nearest hospital after she had gone into labour but a small accident had led to the traffic on the busy road snarling up, leaving them to handle the birth by themselves.
President Andrzej Duda, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek paid tribute to the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II on the centenary of his birth on Monday.
Because people who have recovered from the disease have produced antibodies that neutralise and destroy SARS-CoV-2 virus cells, after the woman’s health deteriorated, doctors from Kędzierzyn Koźle gave her a dose. And it worked!