A 23-year-old mother Sunisa gave birth to a healthy baby girl in a pickup on the side of the road in Chon Buri, Thailand while on her way to hospital on Sunday, August 4.
The baby was born with 12 fingers and 12 toes. But this was no surprise to the family because Sunisa and her mother also have six fingers on each hand.
According to Sanook, the emergency team at the Ban Bueng Hospital received notice about the impatient baby and headed out to where the pickup was parked, on road 344 Ban Bueng in front of the Princess Chulabhorn Science School.
The hospital emergency medical team the local rescue volunteers found the young woman well into her labour. The team helped the mother and the baby was born naturally 20 minutes later.
They realised that she had 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot. The team and the people watching the event happening became very excited…mainly because many Thai’s are fascinated by these events and use them to pick lottery numbers.
The people who witnessed Sunisa giving birth are planning to buy the number 24 (6+6+6+6) and the license plate number (2289) in hopes of winning the next Thai lottery (on August 16).
‘Polydactyly’, the condition of additional fingers or toes, happens approximately 1 in every 1,000 births.