A southern California mother experienced the miracle of birth eight times in 5 minutes. The women gave birth to octuplets — only the second live set ever.

The women had six boys and two girls at Kaiser Permanante Bellflower Medical Center in Southern California. The hospital had originally scheduled the cesarean section expecting only seven babies. Even the doctors were not expecting the eighth baby, which came as a surprise at the time of delivery. All of the babies weighed between 1.8 and 3.4 pounds. The babies will stay at the hospital for at least two months, while the mother should be released in a week.

”The babies are all doing well and the mom is also doing well. There were no complications from the surgery to the best of my knowledge,” said Dr. Harold Henry, chief of maternal and fetal medicine at the hospital.

Read more about the octuplets here: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/octuplets-miracle-mum-gives-birth-to-eight-babies-14158006.html