23-Year Old Mother Made History With A Birth That Only Happens Every 480 Years

The spontaneous conception of quintuplets is rare, the average estimate is 1 in about 60 million births. Most recent quintuplet births are the result of assisted reproductive techniques such as fertility enhancing drugs or in-vitro fertilization. Quintuplets do not always share the same birthdate. A delayed interval delivery (also known as iatrogenic asynchronous birth) may mean that individual babies are born days or even weeks apart.
Pregnancy With Quintuplets The average gestation for a quintuplet pregnancy is 29 weeks, as opposed to 40 weeks for a full-term baby. The longest gestation I’ve discovered was 35 weeks, a record held by the mother of the Stanford quintuplets in Rhode Island. Many mothers will gain more than fifty pounds during their pregnancy and will require cervical cerclage, a surgical procedure in which the cervix is sewn shut to prevent preterm labor. Nearly all quintuplet pregnancies result in a cesarean delivery. The average birth weight of a quintuplet is about 2 pounds, 12 ounces and most quintuplets receive medical care in a hospital NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) until they reach their original birth date.
Interesting Facts About Quintuplets The Wilkinson quintuplets weighed more than 21 pounds combined when they were born at about 34 weeks in 2007. The heaviest quintuplet births on record, according to the Guinness Book of World Records was 25 pounds combined, attributed to two mothers, Liu Saulian (China, 1953) and Mrs. Kamalammal (India, 1956). Parents of quintuplets will change more than 35,000 diapers before their kids are potty trained. The first set of quintuplets born in the United States were reported to be the Kanouse quints in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1875. They were all boys and did not survive. The Fischer quintuplets were the first surviving quintuplets in the United States, born in 1963 in South Dakota, according to Wikipedia. Baseball player Melvin Mora is a dad of quintuplets born in 2001 (3 girls and 2 boys). The mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics were quintuplets. A 2004 television show, “Quintuplets” starred Andy Richter and Rebecca Creskoff as parents of teenage quints. The 1994 novel, Feather Crowns, is about a young Kentucky farm couple who gives birth to quintuplets. Quintuplets are indeed quite special and blessings from God for sure! I can only imagine how hard and busy life would be as a new parent, and adding four more babies on top of that is almost inconceivable! But, God promises that he will never give us more than we can handle! And, we know that Alexandra and Antonin will be amazing parents to their 5 new babies. We are praying for Alexandra and Antonin as they journey into this new (and very, very busy!) chapter of their lives. We know that God will provide for them and bless this sweet family. These babies are so amazing and we know God has great things planned for them! Source: istoryu.com

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