Alexandra Kinova and her significant other, Antonin Kroscen, have a happy life together living in the Czech Republic. Already parents to one child, the two always had it in the back of their minds the shared hope to have twins one day in the future. Such an occurrence was common in their families, and they hoped to see the trend continue for them.
When Kinova found out she was pregnant for the second time, the duo waited with bated breaths to visit the doctor to see if they were going to be having twins. When the doctor finally told them the results of an ultrasound, they got the happy news they had been hoping for.
They were going to have twins!
Happy to continue the trend, Kinova and Kroscen spent the next couple of months planning for the newest additions to their family. They began going through the process of gathering supplies, setting up a place for the babies to stay, and picking out names. Though both parents were hoping their children would be born happy and healthy, Kinova just couldn’t wait to see how they would look and who they would take after.
“I very much look forward to seeing how they will look,” Kinova explained to Daily Mail.
A big surprise was in store for Kinova, however.
With time to go before Kinova’s delivery date, she was attending another routine checkup for the babies when she received startling and surprising news.
Kinova was actually pregnant with quadruplets.
But there was another surprise, yet to come.
At yet another routine ultrasound closer to the due date, Kinova saw something on the baby viewing monitor that had her stunned.
“When we finally found a fifth head, I started to cry,” Kinova explained.
Kinova was actually pregnant with five children.
A historic milestone for the Czech Republic, the birth of Kinova’s children would be a first for the country.
“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,” Alena Mechurova, a doctor who worked on Kinova’s case shared.
When Kinova got the news, she was happy and also a bit worried. Delivering five children in one sitting was a stressful ordeal that she wasn’t looking forward to.
“I was crying all the way since I feared I would not manage it,” Kinova went on to say.
But Kinova did end up managing it.
When it came time for the birth, Kinova was surrounded by an extra large cluster of doctors, midwives and specialists, in total 40 people all working together to ensure the babies safe delivery. At the end of the day, Deniel, Michael, Alex, Martin and Tereza were all welcomed to the world.
Kinova is happy that everything went to plan. With the birth taking place in 2013, the babies have since grown and developed into normal and healthy children. Enjoying her years spent with her family, Kinova is looking to the future excited for what’s in store for them all.