Australian mother Kim Tucci who gave birth to quintuplets on January 28, 2016, just shy of 30 weeks, released a photo shoot of her surprise newborns.
According to BBC, 26-year-old mother took just two minutes to give birth to her four daughters and one son, who were conceived naturally. A team of 50 doctors and nurses assisted with the planned caesarean and all of the children were born healthy.
Tiffany weight 1170g
Penelope weight 1160g
Beatrix weight 1210g
Allie weight 1200g
Keith weight 1269g
Mrs Tucci’s story gained prominence through her Facebook page, Surprised by Five, where she recorded the details of her pregnancy. Family photographer, Erin Elizabeth who helped document Mrs Tucci’s pregnancy, organised the quintuplets’ photo shoot.
“50 fingers 50 toes, 6 hearts beating at once. My body fought the toughest of battles to get five babies here safely,” Mrs Tucci wrote when she posted the photos.
“Everything I did I did for them.”
In an interview with Australian current affairs program 60 Minutes in April, Mrs Tucci said she felt like her body was “shutting down” during the pregnancy and that doctors originally offered her the choice of saving two of the babies while terminating the others, due to serious health risks to both her and the unborn children
“No-one thought I could do it, and I did, I showed everyone in my life,” Mrs Tucci told 60 Minutes. She and her husband Vaughn already have a nine-year-old son and daughters aged two and four.