Woman gives birth to quintuplets leaves doctors astonished
A few things can beat the feeling when a woman discovers that she is pregnant. The feeling of joy is indescribable and brings joy to the whole family. However, the pregnancy of Alexandra Kinova, from Milovice, Czech Republic, was still taken as something wonderful but wasn’t normal at all. Already have a little boy together with her husband Antonin, when the discovered that she was pregnant again and that their son was going to have a little brother or sister they were just overwhelmed with happiness. What they didn’t know was that this time, something totally different was going to happen. Alexandra’s pregnancy was going to become something that happens really rarely in the Czech Republic and was going to be all over the news.
Alexandra and Antonin thought that the first visit to the hospital for Alexandra to have her first ultrasound was going to be the same as when they went to have an ultrasound for their son. When everything was set up and they both saw the ultrasound they were filled with joy. This was the first time the doctor announced that Alexandra and Antonin weren’t expecting one baby but that the ultrasound showed two. Both of them started crying because they were so happy about the news. They were extremely happy, because since they were married and later after having their son, they had conversations about having two more kids, so this was the perfect outcome. But this was just the beginning of what was yet to come for the couple.
After a couple of weeks, the couple when again for another scan to be performed on Alexandra. The news that the couple would receive next left them very surprised and was something that they never expected. Twins were not the outcome that the couple was to have. The doctors told them that Alexandra was carrying four babies, which was a piece of huge news at first. But times passed and the couple noticed that Alexandra’s belly just kept growing and growing. Confused, the again went to the hospital to get yet another ultrasound. What were they about to be told let them speechless. On the final ultrasound, the doctor spotted another baby in Alexandra’s stomach, making it five babies in total. The news was quite shocking and was something for the history books.
Just so everyone can fully understand how rare this type of pregnancy is, the chances of women carrying quintuplets are one in a couple of million. In the summer of 2013, Alexandra was on her way to the hospital to give birth to her five babies. Before she gave birth, doctors couldn’t figure out from the ultrasounds what the sex of the babies would be. When she arrived at the hospital, Alexandra was taken to the delivery room where twice as many doctors compared to normal delivery, were waiting to help deliver the babies. Everyone in the room was a little edgy on how everything was going to go but they were all ready for it.
After everything went great, Alexandra gave birth to four boys and one girl, who were all good and healthy. The babies were delivered by C-section, and that noted the first-ever birth of quintuplet in the Czech Republic, that didn’t require the mother to take any treatment or medicine before the actual birth of the babies. Antonin was going to miss the birth of his five babies because he got stuck in traffic on his way to the hospital. By minutes before the delivery was about to begin, Antonin arrived and was next to his wife the whole time. Alexandra and Antonin decided to name their newborns, Deniel, Michael, Alex and Martin, and they named their little baby girl Terezka. After the delivery was finished, the babies and Alexandra were taken to intensive care to rest and recover. Couple days passed till Alexandra and the babies were given a green light and the healthy mother and her five babies went home.
After the success and the popularity that the news of quintuples being born, the main doctor that performed the C-section and delivered all five babies, Alena Mechurova, talked to news sites about how rare this pregnancy is in the Czech Republic. She said that since 1949, the country was constantly and actively recording every birth and since then not one case of quintuples has popped-up. She added to that that it can take on average of 480 years that a woman will give birth to quintuplets.
A lot of years have passed since the birth of Alexandra and Antonin’s babies but they say that still, they can’t believe the fact that Alexandra gave birth to five babies at once. Nevertheless, the couple and their six kids are living a happy and sometimes hectic life and Alexandra jokingly has said that she and Antonin won’t try having any more kids so they don’t get another surprise like last time.