Houston mom gives birth to sextuplets

Thelma Chiaka is pictured with a relative, Ebere Ofor, Dr. Ziad Haidar - perinatologist, who delivered the babies, and Dr. Israel Simchowit - neonatologist, both on staff at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, an HCA Houston Healthcare Affiliate, which delivers more babies than any other Texas hospital on Friday, March 15, welcomed sextuplets, the odds of which are estimated at one in 4.7 billion.

Two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls were born this morning between 4:50 and 4:59 a.m.

The babies were born at weights ranging from one pound, 12 ounces and two pounds, 14 ounces.  They are in stable condition and will continue to receive care in the hospital’s advanced neonatal intensive care unit.

The medical team of Dr. Ziad Haidar, Dr. Sharmeel Khaira and Dr. Israel Simchowitz say the mother, Thelma Chiaka, is doing well.

As of 10:30 this morning, Thelma named her daughters Zina and Zuriel.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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