Mum shows off cute quintuplets

Proud mum Kim Tucci cuddles her sweet 'surprise five'. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography
Proud mum Kim Tucci cuddles her sweet 'surprise five'. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography

An Australian mum who made headlines after conceiving quintuplets naturally has released a set of new pics of the adorable tots.

Perth-based mum Kim Tucci, 26, gave birth to four daughters and a son via caesarean, with a team of 50 doctors and nurses standing by.

The babies, named Keith, Ali, Penelope, Tiffany and Beatrix, were all born healthy.

The cute tots snoozed through their photo shoot. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography
The cute tots snoozed through their photo shoot. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography

The story first made the news after Tucci started a Facebook page called Surprised by Five, where she shared details of the pregnancy.

The family says they change about 350 nappies every week. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography
The family says they change about 350 nappies every week. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography

The sweet pictures, captured by Erin Elizabeth Photography, show the babies snuggled together peacefully.

"My body fought the toughest of battles to get five babies here safely," Tucci wrote alongside the photos.

"Everything I did I did for them."

In an interview last month with current affairs show 60 Minutes, Tucci said doctors originally gave her the choice of savign two of the babies and terminating the others, due to serious health risks.

"No-one thought I could do it, and I did, I showed everyone in my life," Mrs Tucci told 60 Minutes.

One of the adorable bubs even cracked a little smile for the camera. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography
One of the adorable bubs even cracked a little smile for the camera. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography

The chance of conceiving quintuplets naturally is about one in 55 million.

Tucci and her husband Vaughn already have a nine-year-old son and daughters aged two and four.

Mum Kim said having five babies on board was tough physically. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography
Mum Kim said having five babies on board was tough physically. Photo / Erin Elizabeth Photography

The Tucci's have started a Go Fund Me page, to help them raise funds for a van big enough for the entire family.

-nzherald.co.nz

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