23-Year-Old Mom Made History With A Birth That Only Happens Every 480 Years – Women After 40

This is so rare that it occurs in only 1 in 60 million births.

An amazing couple in the Czech Republic have a lot to thank for welcoming new babies into the world! Yes, BABIES. Plural. The couple, Alexandra and Antonin, already had a child and were so excited to learn that a new child was on the way! They soon discovered that this new addition were indeed twins, and since both parents already had a history of twins in their families, they will continue the family tradition!

While the Kinovas from Milovice in the Czech Republic were looking forward to the addition to their family, they soon found out from their doctor that Alexandra was pregnant with not just one, but two babies. The lovely couple celebrated hearing the good news and prepared to go from a family of three to a family of five. But almost immediately, the doctor asked the couple if he could see her again to re-diagnose.


What they would learn from the doctor they would not have dreamed of in a million years. The doctor decided to show them the ultrasound again. When she checked, doctors revealed some surprising news…the couple were actually expecting 4 babies! But the news didn’t stop there, just a month later another shocking ultrasound discovered there was a 5th baby inside!

“When we finally found a fifth head, I started crying,” Alexandra said. The 23-year-old had a one in seven million chance of conceiving naturally. And Alexandra planned to breastfeed them all!

When it came time for the babies to be delivered, doctors scheduled twice as many doctors and midwives. There were almost 40 people there for the delivery. The chief physician of the neonatal unit said there were no complications during the procedure. The sweet family welcomed four new babies into the world and a girl.


They named their boys Deniel, Michael, Alex and Martin and the little girl Tereza. “In our country (birth) statistics have been kept since 1949 and quintuplets are not mentioned. In the Czech Republic, quintuplets are born on average every 480 years,” said doctor Alena Mechurova.

Types of quintuplets

Quintuplets can be fraternal (polyzygotic), identical (monozygotic), or a combination of both. Multizygotic quintuplets arise from five unique egg/sperm combinations. Identical multiples are the result of a fertilized egg dividing into two or more embryos.


It is possible for a division to occur more than once, producing identical triplets or even a rare group of identical quintuplets. Completely identical quintuplets are rare, so rare that it’s difficult to gauge the odds. Quintuplets can be all male, all female, or a combination of both. (Monozygous quintuplets are always the same sex.) Most quintuplets are a combination of boys and girls; All male or all female quintuplets are rare. The first group of all-female quintuplets were born in the United States in 2015. In 2008, a Polish woman gave birth to a group of “probably identical” girls without the help of fertility drugs.


Quintuplet odds

In 2005, the National Vital Statistics report for the United States reported the birth of 68 quintuplets and higher order multiples. Because this number includes the possible births of sextuplets, septuplets, or more, it is not precisely determined how many of those births were quintuplets.


Spontaneous conception of quintuplets is rare, the average estimate being 1 in about 60 million births. The recent births of quintuplets are the result of assisted reproductive technologies such as fertility-enhancing drugs or in vitro fertilization.

Quintuplets don’t always have the same date of birth. Delayed interval labor (also known as iatrogenic asynchronous labor) can mean that individual babies are born days or even weeks apart.


pregnancy with quintuplets

The average gestation period for a quintuplet is 29 weeks, as opposed to 40 weeks for a full-term baby. The longest pregnancy I discovered was 35 weeks, a record held by the mother of the Stanford quintuplets in Rhode Island. Many mothers gain more than fifty pounds during their pregnancy and require cerclage, a surgical procedure that sews up the cervix to prevent premature labor.

Almost all quintal pregnancies result in a cesarean section. The average birth weight of a quintuplet is approximately 2 pounds, 12 ounces and most quintuplets receive medical attention in a hospital NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) until they reach their original date of birth.


Interesting facts about quintuplets

The Wilkinson quintuplets together weighed more than 21 pounds when they were born in 2007 at about 34 weeks. The heaviest quintuplets ever recorded were a combined 25 pounds, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, to the two mothers, Liu Saulian (China, 1953) and Mrs. Kamalammal (India, 1956).

Parents of quintuplets will change more than 35,000 diapers before their children go potty.

It was reported that the first group of quintuplets born in the United States in 1875 were the Kanouse Quints of Watertown, Wisconsin. They were all boys and did not survive.

The Fischer quintuplets were the first surviving quintuplets in the United States, born in South Dakota in 1963, according to Wikipedia.

Baseball player Melvin Mora is the father of quintuplets born in 2001 (3 girls and 2 boys).

The mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics were quintuplets.

In the 2004 television show Quintuplets, Andy Richter and Rebecca Creskoff played the parents of teenage quintuplets. The 1994 novel Feather Crowns is about a young Kentucky farm couple who give birth to quintuplets.

Quintuplets are very special indeed and certainly God’s blessing!

I can only imagine how hard and busy life would be as a new parent and adding four more babies to the mix is ​​almost unimaginable! But God promises that He will never give us more than we can handle! And we know that Alexandra and Antonin will be great parents to their 5 new babies.

We pray for Alexandra and Antonin as they move into this new (and very, very busy!) chapter of their lives. We know God will take care of them and bless this sweet family. These babies are so amazing and we know God has great things planned for them! 23-Year-Old Mom Made History With A Birth That Only Happens Every 480 Years – Women After 40

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