In the Lone Star State, a 1-in-4.7B Birth

Thelma Chiaka welcomed sextuplets in Houston Friday
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2019 8:00 AM CDT
Stock up, Thelma Chiaka!   (Getty Images/Laboko)

(Newser) – Thelma Chiaka now has six more mouths to feed. Per the Houston Chronicle, the Texas mom gave birth to sextuplets Friday morning at Houston's Woman's Hospital of Texas—two sets of twin boys and a pair of twin girls, all weighing in at between 1 pound, 12 ounces and 2 pounds, 14 ounces. Everyone is said to be doing well—the babies are all reported to be in stable condition, per KTRK—after the delivery of the six little ones, an event the hospital says comes along every 1 in 4.7 billion births. The girls have already been bestowed with their names: Zina and Zuriel. The boys await their monikers. (Read more sextuplets stories.)

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