HOUSTON -- Say hello to the first set of all-female quintuplets to be born in the world in decades and the first to ever be born in the United States. They were welcomed into the world at Women's Hospital of Texas earlier this month.
On April 8 at around 4:41pm, Danielle Busby and her husband, Adam, and big sister Blayke, welcomed Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige. The newborns arrived by C-section at 28 weeks and 2 days. According to Women's Hospital, it took only four minutes for all five to arrive.
"We are so thankful and blessed," Danielle said, "and 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."
The last time a set of all-female quintuplets were born was 1969 and it had never happened in the United States.
According to the most recent information from the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of quintuplets and other higher order births in 2013 totaled only 66 nationwide.
The Busbys are logging their experience on a blog at www.itsabuzzworld.com.
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Houston hospital welcomes first set of all-girl quintuplets to be born in U.S.