Heartbreak as woman who gave birth to quintuplets loses her babies hours after delivery (photo)

Heartbreak as woman who gave birth to quintuplets loses her babies hours after delivery (photo)

- A woman in Homa Bay county on Sunday, November 12 gave birth to five children in a unique birth story

- The birth story, however, took a sad turn as two of the five babies passed away soon after their delivery

- More tragedy has fallen on the family after her three remaining quintuplets passed away

- The babies died on Tuesday, November 14, after contracting pneumonia

A 30-year-old Homa Bay county woman is in mourning after three of her remaining children died after being born in a nursing home in Oyugis town.

NAIJ.com gathered that the woman had already lost two of her babies hours after she delivered quintuplets.

Jainta Akinyi delivered quintuplets without knowing she was carrying five babies.

Heartbreak as woman who delivered quintuplets in Homa Bay loses remaining three babies

Jacinta Akinyi at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital. Photo: Nation.

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According to a report by Daily Nation, the remaining children passed on at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital at dawn due to complications related to pneumonia. The children's hearts and blood vessels were affected.

Akinyi began delivering the babies while still at home and hadn't attended any pre-natal clinics throughout her pregnancy due to her poor background.

The grieving woman said:"I am still coming to terms with this.We still thank God in all this. We leave all this to him.".

Heartbreak as woman who delivered quintuplets in Homa Bay loses remaining three babies

The remaining babies passed on at the Kisii Level 5 hospital at dawn, having lived for approximately 48 hours. Photo: Nation.

John Malago, Matata's Hospital director said: "This woman started delivering at home, by the time she arrived at this hospital, she had two babies that had passed on. She managed to give birth to three other children, they are well though we have transferred them to Kisii for specialized treatment."

Apparently, Akinyi's quintuplets were the second case of five babies being birthed premature at a go after the Dionne Sisters were born in 1934 in Canada

The Dionne Sisters all grew into adulthood.

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