A 23-year-old woman gave birth to naturally-conceived quintuplets in Prague on Sunday. Officials say it’s the first time in Czech Republic history that such a birth has occurred.
It took doctors at the Prague’s Institute for the Care of Mother and Child just under two hours to deliver the five babies “without any complications”, BBC News reports.
The boys’ names are reportedly Deniel, Michael, Alex and Martin, while the girl is called Terezka.
Their mother, who is from the town of Milovice, about 20km (12 miles) north-east of the capital, Prague, already had one son.
She originally believed she was pregnant with twins, but in March doctors upped it to four – and then five in April.
The father of the children said:
“I was crying all the way since I feared I would not manage it,”
“They are beautiful, but they look quite alike, I hope this will change. They cried a lot, and I’m glad they’re in good shape.”
According to Dr. Stranak, the quintuplets have a 95% chance of growing up healthy. Another doctor put the odds of giving birth to naturally-conceived quintuplets at 48 million to one.