Houston mom gives birth to sextuplets in 9 minutes

Friday was anything but the beginning of a relaxing weekend for Thelma Chiaka. She was too busy bringing six new lives into the world — all from 4:50 and 4:59 a.m.

The Houston mom delivered her sextuplets in the wee hours at Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

She gave birth to one set of twin daughters, Zina and Zuriel, and two sets of still unnamed twin baby boys, Houston’s ABC 13 affiliate announced.

The odds of giving birth to sextuplets is a jaw-dropping 1 in 4.7 billion, according to the hospital. It would be more likely to get struck by lightning twice (1 in 9 million) or even win the lottery (1 in 302 million), the Daily Mail reports.

All six of Chiaka’s newborns weighed in at around two pounds each and are in stable condition in the advanced neonatal intensive care unit, according to her “medical team” of Dr. Ziad Haidar, Dr. Sharmeel Khaira and Dr. Israel Simchowitz.

A 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that multiple births were down 41 percent overall, and down 50 percent among women 25 and over.

Note: The Woman’s Hospital of Texas claims to deliver the most babies in the Lone Star state — a whopping 10,000-plus per year.

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