23-Year-Old Alexandra Kinova, and her partner Antonin Kroscen were overjoyed to start growing their family. The couple already had one child together and learned that they were pregnant with twins. They both had a history of twins in their families and were excited that they would carry on the tradition, little did they know, theirs was going to be a historic birth.
Soon after doctors had some surprising news for them, they were actually expecting four babies! A month after that, they were shocked when an ultrasound discovered a fifth baby!
“When we finally found a fifth head, I started to cry,” Alexandra said. The chances of her conceiving them naturally were one in seven million. And, Alexandra planned to breastfeed all five of her babies.
“The first child I nursed for almost a year and a half and I want to breastfeed now. While I know that some will be on artificial nutrition. I very much look forward to seeing how they will look,” Alexandra said.
The family was unable to know what the gender of each baby was, as two of them were hidden from the ultrasound. “It’s a great charm, but we cannot see anything properly, only a head or legs.” She added.
When the time came for the babies to be born, doctors scheduled twice the amount of doctors and midwives for the delivery. In total there were about 40 people in the delivery room!
The head doctor of the neonatal unit said there were no complications during the procedure as the family welcomed four new boys, Deniel, Michael, Alex and Martin and a baby girl, Tereza.
The birth was also a historical day in Kinova’s home country, the Czech Republic, as their birth was the first recorded birth of quintuplets.
“In our country (birth) statistics have been recorded since 1949 and there’s no mention of quintuplets. In the Czech Republic quintuplets are born on average once every 480 years,” doctor Alena Mechurova said.