A 23-year-old Czech woman gave birth to quintuplets spontaneously in 2013!
Giving birth is a miracle, and every story is unique, significant, and beautiful in its own right. The baby becomes the focus of the universe as he or she is a wellspring of joy, purity, love, and warmth.
Multiply all of this by five! In 2013, Alexandra Kinova became the first woman in Czech history to give birth to quintuplets.
Alexandra and Antonin were expecting their second child after having a son, and they were eager to meet the new addition to their family.
The couple was shocked when she performed a second ultrasound and revealed they were expecting twins. As they began making arrangements for the new family of five, they had no idea how dramatically their lives would change!
After discovering Alexandra’s stomach was growing fast, the doctors had to perform a few more ultrasounds. Various tests and consultations revealed she was expecting four babies.
The doctors discovered a fifth baby lurking under the other four after a month of shock! Quintuplets were on their way!
Quintuplets were delivered via cesarean section, which is the safest method when there are several babies. According to the specialists at Prague’s Institute for Mother and Child Care, the entire procedure went smoothly.
For the delivery, forty people were on hand, which marked a substantial increase in the number of people involved in the surgery. Each newborn was attended by two midwives.
Both mother and baby were placed in intensive care after birth to be closely monitored. Both appeared to be in good health. Deniel, Michael, Alex, and Martin, as well as Terezka, were born to Alexandra.
Antonin’s absence during the birth did not go according to plan. When Alexandra went into labor, he was on the train returning home and couldn’t make it.
According to him:
“I was afraid I wouldn’t make it because I was crying the whole way.”
Quintuplets are extremely rare. Multiples are almost always the result of assisted reproduction. Thus, the chances of spontaneous quintuplet conception are approximately one in 60 million.
A polyzygote is made up of five different egg/sperm pairings, whereas a monozygote is made up of one fertilized egg divided into two or more embryos, or a mix of the two.
As in most cases, they can be all male, all female, or a mix of both.
Monozygotic quintuplets are always identical in gender. Monozygotic quintuplets, on the other hand, are so rare that their chances are difficult to estimate.
The story of Alexandra Kinova is even more remarkable since she did not undergo any reproductive procedures. Moreover, her children are believed to be the first set of quintuplets in Czech history.
Dr. Alena Mechurova says:
In fact, the Czech Republic only sees quintuplets every 480 years on average. We have been monitoring birth data since 1949, and we have never seen a mention of quintuplets during that time.
Since 2013, the family spends time together. Both grandmothers moved in with the family to help support them, and the community pampered them.
They received assistance from around the world once word of their story spread. Eventually, the government sent a nanny to help the family.