A Kenyan mother, identified as Jacintah Akinyi together with her family is in tears as she gave birth to extremely rare naturally-conceived quintuplets and lost all five babies in just a day.
The 30-year old mother, who wasn’t aware that she has conceived five babies went into labor on Sunday and gave birth locally to two babies at home, who both died, before being transferred to the Kisii Teaching and Referral hospital.
Nurse Manager who was on duty, Florence Ogero narrated that a third baby died that night, due to the condition of underweight and a suffering stipulation caused by low levels of blood platelets.
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“The other one had severe pneumonia and from all those birth-related complications, these babies have succumbed. It was a premature delivery and the mother did not attend antenatal clinic. The multiple deliveries were diagnosed upon delivery so there was no anticipation. We have tried our level best because they were being taken care of by a competent team” she told AFP.
Mrs. Akinyi has already given birth to four children and lost a fifth in an earlier pregnancy and with her current situation, experts say there is a one in 60 million chance of a mother falling pregnant with five babies, without hormone treatment.