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Czech Mum To Give Birth To Her Country's First Ever Quintuplets - And She Conceived Naturally!

14/08/2014 16:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

Czech mum to give birth to her country's first ever quins this Sunday

If you thought your pregnancy made you feel uncomfortable, take a look at this mum-to-be.

Alexandra Kinova, 23, is due to give birth by Caesarean section on Sunday to the Czech Republic's first ever set of quins.

And incredibly, Alexandra, who already has one son, didn't even realise she was carrying five babies until last month.

At first doctors said she was having twins, but in March staff at the Prague Institute for the Care of Mother and Child said she was actually pregnant with five children.

Understandably, the expectant mum, from Milovice, about 30 km east of Prague, told Czech news site denik.cz that she was in shock when she was told.

"When we finally found a fifth head, I started to cry," she said.

According to local media, her children will be the country's first set of quins.

Czech mum to give birth to her country's first ever quins this Sunday

The odds of conceiving quins naturally is one in several million, according to experts.

Alexandra said aside from four months of morning sickness, she has had few complications in the pregnancy.

She has been able to sleep on her side and has not had any problems with her breathing.

And she said she plans to breastfeed all five, as she did with her first-born son.

Best of luck, Alexandra!

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