A 23-year-old Czech woman is preparing for the arrival of the country’s first-ever set of natural quintuplets.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the Czech Republic’s Alexandra Kinova, from Milovice near Prague, is due to give birth to the quints by Caesarean section on Sunday.
The soon-to-be mom of six said she wasn’t even aware that she was carrying five babies until a trip to the doctor’s in April proved otherwise.
“When the doctors told me that I was expecting so many children I began to cry; I could not believe it,” Kinova told the Mlada Fronta Dnes newspaper. “But I was so very happy with the news.”
Kinova, who is already mom to a five-year-old son, said she plans to breast feed all five of the new babies and thus far, has not had any problems related to the pregnancy.
“The first child I nursed for almost a year and a half, and I want to breastfeed now,” she said, acknowledging that providing the forthcoming youngsters with adequate nutrition would most likely require supplementation of some sort.
Alexandra added: “I very much look forward to seeing how they will look.”
While the birth of quintuplets is a rare feat in itself — 10 sets of quintuplets are born every year in the United States — the odds of conceiving quins naturally is one in several million, according to Dr Wright Bates, from the University of Alabama.
“It’s exceedingly rare,” said Dr. Bates.
More on the Czech Republic’s first ever set of natural quintuplets in the video below:
In other “quintuplets” news, a 34-year-old woman in Salt Lake City gave birth to a healthy set of five kids over Memorial Day weekend.
As The Inquisitr reported earlier this month, the three girls and two boys, born to Guillermina and Fernando Garcia, each weighted between 2 and 3 pounds.