A woman in Pakistan has given birth to six healthy babies after attending a private medical clinic for a routine check-up.
The woman gave birth to four girls and two boys at the hospital in the Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Doctors said the sextuplets and their mother, who has not been named, were healthy and in a stable condition after their birth on Friday.
Bundles of joy: A woman has given birth to six children, two boys and four girls in Pakistan
However, the family, from the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan were later moved to the Combined Military Hospital in Bannu for further observation.
The woman had gone to the clinic for a routine appointment to see how her pregnancy was progressing, although she later gave birth to her six children.
‘The mother and her children are in stable and healthy condition,’ a gynaecologist at the hospital told Dawn.com.
Safe and sound: Doctors said the sextuplets and their mother were healthy and in a stable condition after their birth on Friday
Earlier this month, another mother gave birth to quadruplets in the Bhakkar district of Punjab, India.
In October a 35-year-old housewife, named Sabira, gave birth to quintuplets – three girls and two boys – at the Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar.
Sabira, who already had two older children aged eight and four with her husband Ibrahim, 40, had been rushed to hospital for emergency treatment, although she and the newborns were allowed to leave for home soon afterwards.
That same month another woman had three boys and a girl in the Mianwalki district of Punjab, while in June a woman had five babies at the Government Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ Hospital, also in Punjab.
She gave birth to four sons and a daughter, although one boy and the girl died just a few hours after their birth.
Drama: The woman had gone to the clinic for a routine check-up, although she later gave birth to her six children