Czech ‘supermom’ gives birth to five children
A 23-year old Czech woman on Sunday gave birth to four boys and a girl in what hospital officials said was the country’s first recorded case of quintuplets.
Dubbed “supermum” by local media, Alexandra Kinova was assisted by a team of around 40 specialists at the Prague-Podoli maternity hospital when she delivered the babies by cesarian section 31 weeks into her pregnancy.
“The girl is named Tereza, the identical twins Michael and Deniel and we also have Alex and Martin,” 26-year-old father Antonin Kroscen told reporters.
“I’m very happy,” he added. The couple already has a young son.
The babies, who were conceived naturally, have been placed in intensive care but are said to be in stable condition.
Their weight ranged from 1.05 to 1.34 kilogrammes (2.5 to 2.15 pounds).
“In our country (birth) statistics have been recorded since 1949 and there’s no mention of quintuplets. In the Czech Republic quintuplets are born on average once every 480 years,” obstetrician Alena Mechurova said.
[Stock photo: A baby, via Shutterstock.]