- Alexandra and her husband were initially expecting twins
- They were surprised to learn that she was actually carrying quintuplets
- She became the first ever in the Czech Republic to give birth to quintuplets
Experts say women have a one-in-seven-million chance of conceiving quintuplets naturally.
Because of this rarity, the Czech Republic had not had a recorded birth of quintuplets until Alexandra Kinova's historic delivery in 2013.
Alexandra, who was 23 at the time, and her husband were initially expecting twins, according to liftable.com.
However, they were surprised a few months later when doctors told them that she was actually carrying four babies. Another ultrasound scan discovered one more baby, making them five.
An excited Alexandra said at the time:
I very much look forward to seeing how they will look. It’s a great charm, but we cannot see anything properly – only a head or legs.
With over 40 doctors and nurses on hand, Alexandra gave birth to the Czech Republic's first ever recorded quintuplets.
She and her husband welcomed four new baby boys named Deniel, Michael, Alex and Martin and a baby girl named Tereza.
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One of the doctors, Alena Mechurova, said:
In our country (birth) statistics have been recorded since 1949 and there’s no mention of quintuplets. In the Czech Republic quintuplets are born on average once every 480 years.
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