Mom Thought She Was Having Twins, Instead She Gets A 1 In 52 Million Surprise
FaithTap Staff 8/2/2017
Thanks to modern medical technology, parents don't have to wait till the delivery room to meet their new baby. Ultrasounds, which are offered even in 3D, have made it possible to see the baby moving around in vitro, as well as help find out its gender if the parents so wish.
More importantly, ultrasounds have also made it possible to know before hand if a mother is pregnant with multiples. This information can be priceless in order to help make sure that proper care is taken during pregnancy, and also that the babies are delivered safely and in the healthiest way possible.
But even the best of science and technology can't guarantee a life without surprises, and finding this out first hand is Oksana Kobeletska who lives in Odessa, Ukraine, and was pregnant with what she thought were twins.
37-year-old Oksana and her husband already had a three-year-old daughter when they decided to get pregnant again and fulfil their dream of having one more child. The universe had different plans for the Kobeletskas however, because when Oksana got pregnant she got their one child - and then some!
During her ultrasound, Oksana expected to hear news of carrying multiples - twins specifically - given how she had been feeling. Even with no history of twins in her or her husband's family, it is not uncommon for couples to find out that's the surprise they will be getting.
When the doctor conducted the ultrasound however, the news was even bigger and came with doctor's advice to get a bigger home by the sea.
The doctor counted a total of five black and white blobs on the screen, finally revealing to Oksana that she was indeed pregnant with quintuplets and not just twins as she had first expected. The huge surprise came with disbelief as Oksana said:
"Nobody in our family has ever had it. There was not a single case of that kind."
In fact, the chances of this happening according to sources is one in 52 million. Looks like Oksana was the chosen one!
At 30 weeks, Oksana delivered her 3 boys and 2 girls via C-section and was happy to report that all of the newborns were healthy, weighing an average of 4.4 pounds. Still, going from a family of three to eight left a lot of excitement and anxiety all rolled into one:
"I can’t even imagine right now how it is going to be, to raise so many children at once."
It's no surprise though that the Kobeletskas have done just fine since they took their children home. Their clan of half-a-dozen kids gets frequent attention on Oksana's Instagram account where family and strangers alike are fascinated with how the family is doing and how they are raising all their children.
The quintuplets whose names are Sasha, Dasha, David, Vlad, and Denis, get lots of love and attention not just from mom and dad, but also from plenty of helping hands.
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