Mom Gives Birth to Record-Breaking Quintuplets in Just 4 Minutes

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The first all-girl quintuplets in the U.S. have been born! Danielle Busby and her husband Adam welcomed their five baby girls in Houston on April 8: Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.

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While this is a first for the U.S., these gals -- born at 28 weeks in a mere four minutes by C-section -- are also the first set of female quints in the world since 1969. Impressive!

The parents, who already have a 3-year-old daughter, had struggled to conceive, and used intrauterine insemination (IUI) for both pregnancies. We'll bet they never imagined their family would grow this fast!

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And while moms who go for fertility treatment like IVF and IUI aren't looking to break records, when they do, it's pretty awesome. Because it shows us what our mom bodies are capable of. It also shows us what we're capable of as parents. For me at least, I thought raising one baby was hard, so the thought of raising five? Major props to those parents. 

It also shows us what society is capable of in terms of helping others. Case in point: The parents' "Busby Quints" gofundme page to defray medical expenses has already accrued $13,000 from well wishers.

So all in all, this story spreads around a whole lotta happy vibes. Congratulations to the family!

How would you feel about having quintuplets?

 

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