A woman from Nuwakot district has given birth to five babies at once on Monday. A 28-year-old Ms. Somika Tamang has given birth to five babies at the same time at the Paropakar Maternity Hospital at Thapathali in Kathmandu.
According to Dr. Sangita Mishra, Director of the hospital, said that four out of five infants were alive. One baby was found dead in the mother’s womb. All the survivor infants are female.
Babies born weigh from 800 grams to 600 grams per kg. The baby weighing 800 grams is kept in the ICU. Among the four babies, one weighs 1.8 kg, while the other weighs 800 grams. The third one weighs 1.9 kg while the fourth baby weighs 1.6 grams, she informed.
A team of doctors led by obstetrician and gynecologist Dr Kirtipal Subedi, along the helping hands of Dr. Dipti Shrestha, Dr. Namita Singden and Dr. Mukesh Kumar performed the surgery operation on Monday morning.
“This delivery case is a rare and is historical record for the first time in Nepal” said the Dr. Mishra and said that “a woman rarely gives birth to five babies.”
According to her (Dr.), this is the first case in Nepal where five babies were born at the same time. Earlier, up to four babies were born at the same time in Nepal.
The babies were surgically removed at 32 weeks due to freezing of water in the mother’s abdomen, said the doctor and also added that earlier Ms. Tamang had lost her pregnancy twice.