US Gets 1st All-Girl Quintuplets

Babies are first female quintuplets born worldwide in 46 years
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2015 1:02 PM CDT

A recent birth resulted in a phenomenon never before seen in the US—and no, we're not talking about aliens. Danielle Busby welcomed the country's first set of all-girl quintuplets at the Woman's Hospital of Texas last Wednesday after becoming pregnant through intrauterine insemination. The babies—Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate, and Riley Paige—are also the first female quintuplets born worldwide since 1969, the Houston Chronicle reports. "We are so thankful and blessed," says Busby, who also has another daughter, Blayke, with husband Adam and blogged about her pregnancy at It's A Buzz World. A doctor says the girls, born at 28 weeks, "are currently requiring only modest support of their breathing" and "have made a strong start in life." (More babies stories.)

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