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Nigerian couple who spent 17 years trying to have a child gave birth to sᴇxtuplets (Photos)

Ajibola and Adeboye Taiwo tried unsuccessfully for 17 years to conceive a child.

sᴇxtuplets were born to Ajibola Taiwo this month in a hospital in Richmond, and the three boys and three girls, as well as their mother, are said to be doing well, according to the doctors. According to officials, it is the first time sᴇxtuplets have been born at VCU Medical Center.

The infants remained in the hospital’s newborn intensive care unit on Thursday. According to hospital spokeswOᴍᴀɴ Shira Pollard, their mother was released last week and is “extremely involved” in the care of infants.

With the assistance of a 40-person medical staff, the infants were born on May 11 at 8:26 a.m. According to officials, Ajibola gave birth by Caesarean section at about 30 weeks.

The newborns are between 1 pound 10 ounces and 2 pounds 15 ounces in weight. The infants, whose names were not published, “are doing well and continuing to thrive,” officials said in a statement.

When the sᴇxtuplets will be released from the hospital has not been disᴄʟᴏsᴇd, according to Pollard, the medical staff caring for them. She claimed that at this time, the parents and doctors are not speaking with the press media.

Ajibola stated in a statement that she wanted “my youngest child to grow up and say, ‘I was so small, and look at me now.’”

Photos of the newborns and their beaming parents were provided by the hospital. In one, mother Ajibola and father Adeboye are shown practicing “kangaroo care,” or skin-to-skin contact, while holding two of their infants against their chests.

The couple, who are natives of western Nɪɢᴇʀia, had been trying to conceive for almost 20 years. At their initial scan in November, they were alleged to have been “overcome with delight” when they discovered four heartbeats, according to the authorities.

One, possibly two premature births occur during a typical labor and delivery shift, usually with some downtime in between, according to Susan Lanni, maternal-fetal specialist and medical director of labor and delivery at VCU Medical Center. In contrast, “we had to coordinate with our colleagues to organize the simultaneous delivery of six premature babies throughout this pregnancy.

Rare are sᴇxtuplets. According to the Centers for ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ Control and Prevention, there were almost 4 million live births in the United States in 2015, and 24 of those were quintuplets or higher-order births.

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