Indian mother welcomes five girls through natural birth

A surprised Indian mother has welcomed FIVE healthy daughters through natural delivery – in just over half an hour.

The five newborn girls

The five newborn girls

Manita Singh, 25, was admitted to a local government hospital in Ambikapur, in Chhattisgarh in eastern India, on Saturday morning after complaining of labour pains at 26 weeks of pregnancy.

The doctors, who started delivering the babies at 11am, were surprised when they found she was carrying not one but FIVE baby girls – because Manita had never had an ultrasound.

The babies, all weighing 1.5 kg each, are under doctor’s supervision in the neo-natal Intensive Care Unit.

The father of the infants, Mahesh Singh, 26, is extremely happy with the birth of his daughters.

An Indian mother

An Indian mother

The overjoyed father said: “I am extremely grateful to God for blessing us with not one but five children.

“We were heartbroken when we lost our first child, a son, immediately after birth two years ago. I believe God has compensated the loss.

“I only hope that they all survive and I can give them a wonderful life.”

While both the mother and the babies are stable, doctors are keeping a constant check on the infants as they believe their chances of survival are very slim.

The five daughters

The five daughters

Dr Tekam, who led the team of doctors in the delivery, said: “This is the first case in my career where I have delivered five babies through normal birth.

“We are very happy for the parents but the babies are under supervision as they all are premature.

“While they are healthy, we cannot say if they will survive.

“However, we are doing every bit to save them.”