37-year-old Ugandan woman Sofiat Mutesi has given birth to five babies despite the doctors telling her she was pregnant with a set of twins.
The Daily Monitor reports that on August 24, Sofiat gave birth to one boy at home before she was being rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, she gave birth to the second and three other babies moments later.
“She had a normal delivery and the five babies are fine, in good health and without any defects. After every three hours, they are breastfed and given glucose. The mother is fine, all has been done to contain the bleeding and she is even washing clothes,” midwife Maureen Babine said.
According to Sofiat, doctors had told her she was expecting two babies during her antenatal and was shocked she gave birth to five babies.
“I am surprised to deliver five because when I went for a scan at Nsinze health centre, medics told me that I was carrying two children.”
The 37-year-old is a very familiar with multiple births as she had already given birth to twins followed by triplets before recently welcoming quintuplets.
She is pleading with well-wishers to help her with baby supplies and funds to cater for the babies.