- A South African mom has given birth to healthy quintuplets
- All of them are reportedly breathing on their own and growing in weight
- An all-South African medical team oversaw the birth of the babies
A mom in Vosloorus, east of Ekurhuleni in South Africa, has given birth to five healthy babies who have been dubbed the Buthelezi quintuplets.
TimesLIVE reports that the babies have been named Siyanda, Sibahle, Simesihle, Silindile and Sindisiwe.
They were born at the Clinix Botshelong Empilweni Private Hospital. An all-South African medical team oversaw their births, Legit.ng gathered.
Dr. Moeng Pitsoe, who led the team, said the quintuplets have an excellent chance of survival because they are already breathing on their own.
They are also steadily growing in weight after being born at 30 weeks. Additionally, they were all born weighing over a kilogram each.
Dr Moeng said the quintuplets will be discharged from hospital once they weigh two kilograms each.
Quintuplets are rare in South Africa. The Buthelezis are the third quintuplets born since 1994 and the fifth since 1960.
In Nigeria, however, a 44-year-old woman birthed quintuplets in Anambra recently.
Ifeoma Nwaka and her husband Ogbonnaya welcomed a their set of quintuplets at Life International Hospital in Awka, Anambra state.
The hospital is a health care facility set as a result of Governor Willie Obinabo’s clarion call.
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