Manita Singh, 25, (inset) was rushed into hospital in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh in eastern India, at just 26 weeks pregnant after going into labour. The young woman feared the worst – but, much to her surprise, just over 30 minutes after delivering her first daughter, she was the proud mother of five beautiful babies (main), each weighing about 1.5kg, or 3.3 pounds, each and all delivered naturally.
At 11am, the doctors at the local government hospital in Ambikapur, in Chhattisgarh in eastern India, delivered the first little girl naturally at 11am – swiftly followed by her four sisters. Manita’s delighted husband Manish said:
‘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.’
The couple hadn’t realised they were about to have five little bundles of joy because Manita had never had an ultrasound. However, the little girls – who weigh just 1.5kg, or 3.3 pounds, each – are not quite out of the woods yet, the doctors who are closely monitoring the children have said. Dr Tekam, who led the team of doctors in the delivery, said: ‘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.’
Talk about miracles!