Woman Gives Birth To 6 Babies In Pakistan: 3 Interesting Facts About Such Cases

12:11 pm 28 Jan, 2014


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).

Woman Gives Birth To 6 Babies In Pakistan: 3 Interesting Facts About Such Cases

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:

1. First successful sextuplets delivery was recorded in 1968

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.


Woman Gives Birth To 6 Babies In Pakistan: 3 Interesting Facts About Such Cases

2. First sextuplets to have survived their infancy were born in South Africa

It was on Jan 11, 1974 that 6 babies were born to Rosenkowitz couple. Interestingly, all babies were conceived by using fertility eggs.

Woman Gives Birth To 6 Babies In Pakistan: 3 Interesting Facts About Such Cases

3. First All-female sextuplets were born in 1983

The Walton sextuplets were all females. They did manage to live through their infancy.

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