A woman in Texas, US, has given birth to six babies in just nine minutes, a hospital has reported.

Thelma Chiaka gave birth four boys and two girls on Friday morning. The whole birth of the six babies took place between 4.50am and 4.59am (local time).

According to the Women's Hospital of Texas, where the babies were born, the newborns are all healthy and in stable condition in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

The mother is also doing well.


The mother has reportedly named her daughters Zina and Zuriel. She is still working on names for the four boys.

The odds of giving birth to sextuplets like Chiaka's are estimated at one in 4.7 billion.