Mother Gives Birth To The First Set Of All-Girl Quintuplets In The US
One mom just made history by becoming the first woman ever in the US to give birth to a set of all-female quintuplets.
Let me break that down for you: That's five babies at once. FIVE.
Danielle Busby had her five bundles of joy delivered via C-section on April 8, just over 28 weeks into her pregnancy.
Like many multiples, the Busby babies were conceived via intrauterine insemination (IUI) -- as was the Busby parents' first daughter, Blayke, who is now 3 years old.
It took more than 12 doctors and nurses just four minutes to deliver babies Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Parker Kate, Riley Paige and Hazel Grace (yes, like the main character in “The Fault In Our Stars.”)
Though delivered prematurely, doctors insist both mother and child(ren) are doing exceptionally well.
Dr. Finkowski-Rivera, one of the staff members who helped deliver the babies, says,
The baby girls did well during the delivery and are currently only requiring modest support of their breathing. They have made a strong start in life, and we're excited to watch them grow and mature.
Dad, on the other hand -- who will in several years likely be the sole male in a house full of teenage girls -- is probably a little terrified.
The family is currently accepting donations (babies are expensive) via GoFundMe.