Alexandra Kinova Pregnant with Czech Republic's First Naturally Conceived Quints
Alexandra Kinova, 23, is about to have the Czech Republic's first ever set of quintuplets. And even more rare, these babies were reportedly conceived without the help of in vitro fertilization.
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The Daily Mail reports that Kinova wasn't even aware that she was carrying five babies until just last month when doctors at the Prague Institute for the Care of Mother and Child said she was actually pregnant with more than one child.
"When the doctors told me that I was expecting so many children I began to cry; I could not believe it," she said, according to the Mlada Fronta Dnes newspaper. "But I was so very happy with the news."
Kinova, who will be a second-time mother, said she plans to breast feed all five of the children and has so far, not had any problems related to the pregnancy.
"The first child I nursed for almost a year and a half, and I want to breastfeed now," she said, via Denik. However, she notes that some will most likely need artificial nutrition.
Yet experts say that conceiving quintuplets naturally is really a one in a million kind of deal. In fact, to be more specific, The Daily Telegraph states that this kind of rarity is seen in one of every 60 million giving birth to quintuplets.
As many health issues can result from the birth of multiples, including preterm delivery, low birth weight or even death, The Daily Mail said that the local hospital is preparing for their arrival.
Kinova will be undergoing a cesarean section so that the babies may be safely delivered.
Dr Alena Měchurová, head of the hospital, said via The Daily Mail that they hope that all five babies and the mother will be fine but said they cannot rule out complications.
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