South Africans are celebrating the birth of quintuplets at a hospital near the main city of Johannesburg.
Dr. Moeng Pitsoe, who led the team, said the quintuplets have an excellent chance of survival because they are already breathing on their own.
They are also steadily growing in weight after being born at 30 weeks. Additionally, they were all born weighing over a kilogram each
The Buthelezi children are only the fifth set of quins born in South Africa since 1960, Clinix Health Group, which runs the hospital where they were born, says.
The five children – named as Siyanda, Sibahle, Simesihle, Silindile and Sindisiwe – were born at 30 weeks, in other words, 10 weeks early.
“We expect that these quintuplets will be the first set [in South Africa] where all survive and steadily achieve their developmental milestones,” said Dr. Moeng Pitsoe.
The babies will be able to leave hospital after they reach 2kg.
And one charity is already trying to raise funds to help pay for all those nappies (and other expenses):
"Once again Clinix has delivered on its commitment to providing quality, affordable healthcare to peri-urban communities. We wish the parents and the healthy quintuplets all the joy and happiness"…Said Dr Khamane ‘Kop’ Matseke, Clinix Health Group CEO. pic.twitter.com/pkcPkNY3mb
— Clinix Health Group (@ClinixHealthSA) September 13, 2018