The first set of all-girl quintuplets to be delivered in the United States was born in Houston on April 8. Danielle Busby delivered all five girls at The Women's Hospital of Texas by caesarean section at 28 weeks and two days. There hadn't been a set of female quintuplets born in the world since 1969.
Seven neonatologists worked with five medical teams to deliver the babies. "All five babies were out and off to the stabilization area within four minutes," proud father Adam Busby wrote on their blog itsabuzzworld
The five girls were named Ava Lane (2 lbs 4 oz), Olivia Marie (2 lbs 6 oz), Hazel Grace (2 lbs), Riley Page (2 lbs 4 oz), and Parker Kate (2 lbs 4 ounces). The babies and their older sister Blayke were conceived through intrauterine insemination (IUI).
"The baby girls did well during the delivery and are currently requiring only modest support of their breathing," explained Dr. Finkowski-Rivera, who assisted during the delivery. "They were all in the appropriate weight range for their gestational age, which is due to their mother's excellent efforts to have the healthiest pregnancy possible. They have made a strong start in life, and we are excited to watch them grow and mature."
Referring to their close birth rates, Adam Busby wrote: "The girls did great with sharing nutrition. Let's hope they share just as well when they get a little older. They are going to have to do a lot of that!"
"We are so thankful and blessed," Danielle Busby said in a news release. "I honestly give all the credit to my God. I am so thankful for this wonderful hospital and team of people here, they truly all are amazing."
"Our prayers have definitely been answered," wrote Adam.
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