A woman in India has giving birth to premature quintuplets surprising herself and her doctors.

The 25-year-old gave birth naturally to the five baby girls at a district hospital in Ambikapur on Saturday morning.  According to The Mirror, the mother, Manita Singh believed she was pregnant with just one baby.

Quintuplets - Image source: Facebook.
Quintuplets – Image source: Facebook.

The babies weighed between 1kg – 1.5kg each and are currently being kept in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) due to their weight and the risk of infection.  Hospital employees have called them ‘five-star babies’ as they are most likely the most premature quintuplets babies born in India to date.

“The babies are premature and were just six to seven months in the womb. They all have very low-birth weight (LBW) and survival rate of LBW children even in best hospitals is low,” said Dr NP Pandey, chief superintendent of Ambikapur district hospital. Dr Pandey said the birth of quintuplets is not new in India, but he has never heard about premature quintuplets in the country.

The baby’s father and Manita’s husband Mahesh Singh, 26, 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.”

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  • they look a good size considering!!! good luck to them and the family


  • Wow those nappies look so huge on them!


  • Beautiful blessing indeed and good to hear these babies are welcomed by loving parents who’re grateful for them ! Hope they all survive and these parents get some help from family and community !


  • What an amazing story. Really hope they’re all ok.


  • Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they all survived? Not even the Dr has very high hopes of that, probably because of lower hospital care in India. And even if they survive babyhood, if their parents are poor, a long life is most likely not on the cards for these bubs


  • So tiny and so precious, I hope they all pull through


  • I am so happy for her. Positive thoughts for them to get stronger and leave the hospital healthy.
    I was just wondering how did she not get a clue that she was pregnant with more than one baby, and also did she not have a scan done in any moment during pregnancy?!


  • Wow one baby as a surprise would be scary enough but 5, let’s hope they continue to thrive.


  • Wow 5 babies to care for at once!! I hope she has a great support network. Can only imagine the size of her belly!!!


  • Oh wow, what a shock! Those tiny legs poking out of the nappies are amazing ❤️


  • what an amazing story that she did not know she was carrying more than one! I wish her and her babies health and happiness.


  • And she didn’t know she was expecting quintuplets? Don’t they get ultrasounds in India? I’m glad the delivery went well. I wish these little babies all the best!! I hope they will all make it.


  • Wow. And also, OMG! I hope they thrive.


  • Wow what a blessing. Five little rainbow babies. Wishing them all a long, healthy and happy life xx


  • Wow that is amazing! Congratulations!


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