Oksana Kobletskaya, of Ukranian city of Odessa, was ecstatic when she became pregnant.
Kobletskaya, 36, was already a mother to a 3-year-old girl, and she and husband, Sergey, were looking forward to having another baby.
However, what should have been a usual family event turned into international news.
“Neither of our families had ever had twins,” said the mother, according to Hefty.co. “I was sure that it wouldn’t happen to me either.”
After going in for an ultrasound, the doctor gave her the news.
“When I saw the shock on the doctor’s face, my heart stopped for a moment,” she recalled. “Then she said under her breath, ‘You will definitely have earned a prize for this.’ Apparently I was singlehandedly boosting the national birthrate…”
Then the doctor informed her: “I’m seeing five fetuses. Maybe even six. It’s hard to say.”
Quintuplets are quite rare, occurring once in 55 million.
“I felt like I was dreaming — well, having a nightmare. I kept expecting to wake up,” Kobletskaya later said, adding that the parents realized that they would have to change their plans.
“It was hard even to believe it,” said her husband. “We needed some time just to digest the news. I mean, how do you take care of so many children?”
Kobletskaya went into labor during the 30th week. “They treated me like a china doll — they were extremely careful,” she said of the doctors.
According to the report, two girls and three boys were delivered successfully via C-section. The doctors were stunned as the babies were born healthy but on the small side.
The children were named Daria, Alexandra, Denis, Vladislav, and David. They are the first quintuplets born in Ukraine’s history.
Another Set Of European Quintuplets
Doctors were amazed when a Czech woman gave birth to quintuplets, saying it was the first time in the history of the country.
Kinova was in shock when she was told the news, and she originally believed she would have twins.
Doctors then noted how rare the quintuples are in the country, saying no record exists.
The Mail noted that the babies were born healthy with no complications.