The first ever all-girl quintuplets in the U.S. were born last week in Houston, according to a statement released by the Woman’s Hospital of Texas.
Born to Danielle and Adam Busby, the tiny set of five newborns are also the first all-female quintuplets born in the world since 1969, the hospital said.
The parents already had a 3-year-old daughter named Blayke. They used the IUI (intrauterine insemination) fertility treatment for both pregnancies and named their babies Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.
1. The first ever all-girl quintuplets in the U.S. were born last week in Texas.
We are so thankful and blessed and I honestly give all my credit to God.
Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera, the hospital’s medical director who assisted in the delivery, said:
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.
2. The tiny set of five newborns are also the first all-female quintuplets born in the world since 1969, the hospital said.
3. The parents already had a 3-year-old daughter named Blayke.
In a video on their blog, Itsabuzzworld.com, the parents said that they were tired and losing track of time since their all-girl set was born.
As Danielle looks on in the video, nodding her head and smiling, Adam says:
As they mature they all have their own little quirks.
The couple then go on in some detail to describe each baby’s personality.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, quintuplets in any mix are exceptionally rare. The number of quintuplets and other higher order births (three or more babies in one birth) in 2013 totaled only 66 nationwide.
4.Parents Danielle and Adam Busby give their first update since the quintuplets were born.
Danielle and Adam have set up a GoFundMe page to raise the money they need to care for the newborns and have already received $12,600 from 115 donors, out of a goal of $30,000.
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