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Doctors Are Surprised By The Rare And Historic Birth Of A 23-year-old Mother

Doctors Are Surprised By The Rare And Historic Birth Of A 23-year-old Mother

An extraordinary couple in the Czech Republic must be grateful to have welcomed new babies into his life! Yes, babies in the plural. The couple, Alexandra and Antonin Kinovas, already have a child and are very excited when they learn that a new member of the family is about to arrive! They soon discovered that this newcomer was actually twins, and since both parents already had a history of twins in their family, they managed to perpetuate the family tradition!

While the Kinovas in the Czech city of Milovice were eager to welcome a new member into their family, they quickly learned from their doctor that Alexandra was pregnant with not only one baby, but two. But almost immediately, the doctor asked the couple if he could see them again, to check again and shows them on ultrasound.

The couple was expecting 4 babies! But the news does not stop there. A month later, a new ultrasound revealed a big surprise: the existence of a 5th baby!

"When we finally found a fifth head, I started to cry," said Alexandra. The chances of conceiving them naturally were minimal. Despite the large number of babies she was carrying, she had a strong intention of breastfeeding them all after birth.

At the time of childbirth, doctors expected twice as many doctors and midwives. The chief medical officer of the neonatal unit stated that there were no complications during the procedure. The Kinovas welcomed four boys and a girl whom they named Deniel, Michael, Alex, Martin and Tereza.

The doctors explained that there had been no quintuplets since 1949 and that the Czech Republic only had quintuplets about every 480 years. And although multiple births often lead to health problems, these special quintuplets have a 95% chance of growing up without any health problems.

A pregnancy like no other
The spontaneous conception of quintuplets is rare, the average estimate being 1 in 60 million births. Most recent quintuplet births are the result of assisted procreation techniques such as fertility enhancing drugs or in vitro fertilization.

It is possible that a split occurs more than once, producing identical triplets or even a rare set of identical quintuplets. These are rare, so rare that it is difficult to evaluate probabilities.

Doctors Are Surprised By The Rare And Historic Birth Of A 23-year-old Mother

How do multiple pregnancies occur?
Multiple pregnancies occur when multiple embryos implant in the uterus. This can happen if you release more than one egg during the menstrual cycle and each egg is fertilized by a sperm. Sometimes a fertilized egg splits spontaneously in two, giving identical embryos.

Multiple pregnancies are more common than they were, mainly because of the increasing use of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Fertility medications often result in the release of more than one egg from the ovaries. IVF can lead to multiple pregnancy if several fertilized embryos are transferred to the uterus and develop. Sometimes one of these eggs can split into twins after it has been transferred.

Women aged 35 and over are much more likely to release more than one egg during ovulation when taking fertility drugs, so they are much more likely to have multiple pregnancies. This chance increases even more when the family of one of the parents knows a history of twins.