One amazing couple in the Czech Republic has a lot to be thankful for as they welcomed new babies into the world! Yes, BABIES. Plural. The couple, Alexandra and Antonin, already had one child already and were so excited when they learned a new addition was on its way!
They soon found out that this new addition was actually twins, and since both parents had a history of twins in their families already, they will be carry*ng on the family tradition! While the Kinovas from the Czech town of Milovice were looking forward to welcoming a new addition to their family, they soon learned from their doctor thatAlexandra was pregn-ant with not just one baby, but two.
The lovely couple celebrated upon hearing the good news and began to prepare themselves to go from being a family of three to a family of five. But almost immediately, the doctor asked the couple if he could see them again, to re-d!agnose. What they were about to find out from the doctor was something they would never in a million years had dreamed of. The doctor decided to show them the ultras-ound again.
When she looked, the doctors revealed some surprising news… the couple was actually expecting 4 babies! But the news didn’t stop there, just a month after that, another shock*ng ultrasound discovered there was a 5th baby in there! “When we finally found a fifth h-ead, I started to cr*,”Alexandra said. The chances of the 23-year-old conceiving them naturally were one in seven million. And, Alexandra planned to br!astfeed them all!
When it came time for the babies to be born, doctors scheduled twice the amount of doctors and midwives. There were almost 40 people there for the delivery. The head doctor of the neon-atal unit said that there were no complications during the procedure. The sweet family welcomed four new baby boys into the world and one girl. They named they boys Deniel, Michael, Alex and Martin and the baby girl Tereza.
“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,” doctor Alena Mechurova said. Share this story and amaze others with this inspiring story! Types of Quintuplets can be fraternal multi zygot*c, identical monozygot!c or a combinat-ion of both. Multi zygot!c quintuplets occur from five unique egg/sp*rm combinations. Monozygot!c multiples are the result of a fertiliz-ed egg that splits into two or more embryos.
It is possible for a spl-it to occur more than once, producing monozygotic triplets or even a rare set of monozygot!c quintuplets. Fully monozygot!c quintuplets are rare, so rare that it is d!ff*cult to assess the *dds. Quintuplets can be all male, all female, or a combination of both. Mo-nozygot!c quintuplets will always be of the same gender. Most quintuplets are a combination of boys and girls; all male or all female quintuples are rare.
The first set of all-female quintuplets were born in the United States in 2015. In 2008, a Polish woman gave birth to a set of “probably identical” girls without the aid of fertil!ty dr*gs. Odds of Quintuplets In 2005, the National Vital Statist-ics report for the United States reported the birth of 68 quintuplets and higher order multiples. Because this number includes the possible birth of s*xtuplets, septuplets or more, it is not determined exactly how many of those births were quintuplets.
The spontan-eous conception of quintuplets is rare, the average estimate is 1 in about 60 million births. Most recent quintuplet births are the result of assisted reproductive techniques such as fertil!ty enhancing dr*gs or in-vitro fertilizat*on. Quintuplets do not always share the same birthdate. A delayed interval delivery also known as iatrogen-0ic asynchr*nous birth may mean that individ-ual babies are born days or even we-eks apart.
Pregnancy With Quintuplets The average g*station for a quintuplet pregnancy is 29 weeks, as opp-osed to 40 weeks for a full-term baby. The longest g*station I’ve discovered was 35 we-eks, a record held by the mother of the Stanford quintuplets in Rhode Island. Many mothers will gain more than fifty pounds during their pregnancy and will require cervical cercl-age, a surgical procedure in which the cervix is sewn shut to prevent preterm labor. Nearly allquintuplet pregnancies result in a cesar-ean delivery.
The average birth weight of a quintuplet is about 2 pounds, 12 ounces and most quintuplets receive medical care in a hospital NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) until they reach their original birth date. Interesting Facts About Quintuplets The Wilkinson quintuplets we*ghed more than 21 pounds combined when they were born at about 34 we-eks in 2007. The h*aviest quintuplet births on record, according to the Guinness Book of World Records was 25 pounds combined, attributed to two mothers, Liu Saulian (China, 1953) and Mrs. Kamalammal (India, 1956).
Parents of quintuplets will change more than 35,000 diap*rs before their kids are potty trained. The first set of quintuplets born in the United States were reported to be the Kanouse quints in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1875. They were all boys and did not surv-ive. The Fischer quintuplets were the first surviv-ing quintuplets in the United States, born in 1963 in South Dakota, according to Wikipedia. Baseball player Melvin Mora is a dad of quintuplets born in 2001 (3 girls and 2 boys). The masc-ots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics were quintuplets.
A 2004 television show, “Quintuplets” starred Andy Richter and Rebecca Creskoff as parents of teenage quints. The 1994 novel, Feather Crowns, is about a young Kentucky farm couple who gives birth to quintuplets. Quintuplets are indeed quite special and blessings from God for sure! I can only imagine how h*rd and busy life would be as a new parent, and adding four more babies on top of that is almost inconce!vable!
But, God promises that he will never give us more than we can handle! And, we know that Alexandra and Antonin will be amazing parents to their 5 new babies. We are praying for Alexandra and Antonin as they journey into this new and very, very busy! chapter of their lives. We know that God will provide for them and bless this sweet family. These babies are so amazing and we know God has great things planned for them!