HOUSTON, Texas – For the first time in U.S. history, a woman gave birth to an all-girl cast of five little girls. One week ago, on April 8, Danielle Busby of Houston to the first set of all-female quintuplets to be born anywhere in the world since 1969.
Danielle Busby and her husband Adam greeted the five little girls into this world along with their older sister Blayke, according to a statement released by Women’s Hospital of Texas. Parker Kate, Riley Paige, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace and Olivia Mare were delivered by C-section. The delivery lasted about four minutes.
“We are so thankful and blessed,” Danielle said in the statement, “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.”
Doctors said the girls are all doing well and required only “modest support” to breathe, according to KHOU-11 in Houston. The five young Busbys were all reported born within the appropriate weight range for their 28 week and two days term of gestation.
This was due to “their mother’s excellent efforts to have the healthiest pregnancy possible,” said Dr. Finkowski-Rivera. “They have made a strong start in life, and we are excited to watch them grow and mature.”
Danielle went through an IUI (intrauterine insemination) process for this pregnancy and her previous one. “Danielle is a trooper, and her positive attitude definitely shined through the pregnancy and the delivery,” said Dr. Alexander Reiter, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist with Houston Perinatal Associates. A team of more than one dozen medical professionals assisted Dr. Reiter in the delivery. The five medical care teams for the babies includes seven neonatologists.
The Busby family invites you to share in their adventure in a blog site they set up. That site is www.itsabuzzworld.com.
In 1969, the Hanson family gave birth to five baby girls in London. They were the first set of quintuplets to survive in the United Kingdom and only the second set of all-female quintuplets, according to the BBC. The first recorded set of all-female quintuplets was born to the Dione family in Corbell, Ontario, Canada. They were born on May 28, 1934 and were the first set of quintuplets of any gender mix to survive infancy, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.