While twins and triplets are common, sextuplets are not.
‘Sextuplets’ in this case refers to the birth of 6 babies at once. It’s a miracle for ordinary folks, a challenge for doctors and all in all, a rarity in the world we live in.
According to The Nation, leading Pakistani English News Daily, that’s what happened in North Waziristan in Pakistan on January 25th. Just 3 days before, a woman from Tibba Murtaza Shah region had given birth to 4 babies (quadrupets).
The woman gave birth to a total of 6 healthy babies (2 females and 4 males).
Although the doctors are reported to have said that newborn babies as well as their mother were fit and fine, all of them have been shifted to a military hospital in Bannu District, Pakistan.
Listed below is some key information on sextuplet deliveries that might interest you:
All 6 babies were born alive. While 1 baby died shortly after entering the world, 2 others died within a time frame of 2 weeks. The Thorns couple to whom these babies were born was from Birmingham in England.
It was on Jan 11, 1974 that 6 babies were born to Rosenkowitz couple. Interestingly, all babies were conceived by using fertility eggs.
The Walton sextuplets were all females. They did manage to live through their infancy.