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Miraculous arrival: Pakistani young woman gives birth to healthy sextuplets


The babies receive neonatal care at the nursery of the District Headquarter Hospital Rawalpindi. X photo

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Beating the odds of one in 4.7 billion, a young woman gave birth to sextuplets — four sons and two daughters following an extensive operation in the nursery of the District Headquarters Hospital in Rawalpindi, Punjab province, media reported.

The mother, Zeenat Bibi, and father Waheed — residents of Hazara Colony, Rawalpinid district — are extremely delighted after the miraculous birth of sextuplets — four boys and two girls.

According to doctors, the birth weights of babies, who are in robust health, are normal and the mother is also doing well.

The babies will continue getting medical care at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit until cleared to go home.

Sometime ago she gave birth to a baby girl who passed away in infancy, traumatising the woman and her husband. On Friday, she was blessed simultaneously with six children after C-section. 

District Headquarter Hospital Rawalpindi’s Medical Superintendent Dr Farzana Zafar, said the mother and her children were healthy with no medical complications. She said the children have been provided with complete security and treatment facilities in the hospital.

Sextuplets do not occur naturally, and although the popularity of fertility drugs in recent years has increased the chance of such large multiple births, many doctors warn that they are best avoided.

There are different types of sextuplets. Some are fraternal, meaning they come from six separate egg and sperm combinations. Others are identical, which happens when a single fertilised egg splits into multiple embryos, according to verywellfamily.com.

Sometimes, that splitting can occur more than once, leading to identical triplets or even sextuplets, although no cases of the latter have been confirmed. Also, among sextuplets, there can be sets of identical twins within the group.

Sextuplets can be all boys, all girls, or a mix of both. Identical multiples will always share the same gender.

Amid all the happiness, the biggest challenges for the family have only just started as taking care of one newborn is an endless job for parents and here, they have six to tend to.

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