Manita Singh, 25, an expecting mother from Chattisgarh, India was taken to the hospital to give birth to her baby. When she arrived, she found out the hard way that she was actually pregnant with five babies. She thought she was expecting only one child, but that was certainly not the case.
Singh and her husband had no clue that Singh was carrying quintuplets until the delivery of their daughters at the hospital. This delivery came in the 26th week of pregnancy after Singh was complaining about labor pains
Singh and her husband were surprised after the delivery to see five baby girls instead of one. The delivery took just 30 minutes, and it was a completely natural birth without a C-section.
The first girl was born on April 2, 2016, at 11 am at a local government hospital in Ambikapur, Chattisgarh, India. She was followed by her four sisters in a matter of minutes. The couple is extremely grateful. They had lost a child two years prior.
Singh had lost her first son soon after she gave birth to him two years prior. She worried that this would be the case again this time around.
Luckily, and to the couple’s surprise, they were given five baby girls this time around, each girl weighing 1.5 kg or 3.3 pounds.
This surprise could have come as a result of Singh never having an ultrasound prior to giving birth.
The quintuplets were required to stay in the hospital for a while for close monitoring before they were finally released to Singh and her husband.
In a heartfelt and emotional statement that was given by Singh’s husband, Manish, he stated the following: “I am extremely grateful to God for blessing us with not one but five children.”
“We were heartbroken when we lost our first child, a son, immediately after birth two years ago. I believe God has compensated the loss.”
“I only hope that they all survive and I can give them a wonderful life,” he added in the statement.
The doctor who delivered the quintuplets, Dr. Tekam, also released his own statement describing how the entire delivery went. He also went on to explain what the conditions of the newborns were at the time of the birth.
Tekam stated that “this is the first case in my career where I have delivered five babies through normal birth.”
“We are very happy for the parents but the babies are under supervision as they all are premature.”
“While they are healthy, we cannot say if they will survive. However, we are doing every bit to save them,” Tekam went on to say.