Quintuplets Born in Texas

By The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Special for  USDR

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas CEO Linda Russell announces the birth of quintuplets on April 8, 2015 at 4:41 p.m. It took only 4 minutes for mom Danielle Busby to deliver all five girls. She and her husband, Adam, and big sister Blayke, welcomed Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige, who arrived by C-section at 28 weeks and 2 days. There has not been a set of all female quintuplets since 1969 in the world and it is the first set of all female quintuplets born in the United  States.

Mom is relieved and grateful. “We are so thankful and blessed,” Danielle Busby 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 Busbys, who are recording their experience on their blog at www.itsabuzzworld.com, are part of a select group of parents. 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.

Danielle had IUI, or intrauterine insemination, for both of her  pregnancies.

“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. Dr. Reiter delivered the quintuplets with help from more than a dozen other medical personnel. Additionally, seven board-certified neonatologists were among the five medical teams assembled to provide care after the babies’  arrival.

Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera, The Woman Hospital of Texas NICU Medical Director, assisted during the delivery. “The baby girls did well during the delivery and are currently requiring only modest support of their breathing,” explained Dr. Finkowski-Rivera. “They were all in the appropriate weight range for their gestational age, which is due to their mother’s excellent efforts to have the healthiest pregnancy possible. They have made a strong start in life, and we are excited to watch them grow and  mature.”

Last year The Woman’s Hospital of Texas delivered 318 sets of Twins and 16 sets of Triplets. The Busby family will be busy with six  girls!

Press Conference: Interview/Photography/Videography Opportunities

Date:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Location:

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

7600 Fannin St. – Classrooms A&B, First Floor

Houston, TX 77054

Time:

11 a.m. to 12 noon.

Speakers:

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Chief Executive Officer – Linda Russell

Parents – Danielle and Adam Busby

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist – Dr. Alexander Reiter

Neonatologist – Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Chief Medical Officer – Dr. Terry Simon

Parking:

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas West Tower Valet

7600 Fannin St.

Houston, TX 77054

(Parking will be validated and valet will pull media vehicles forward rather than park to facilitate a speedy departure from the facility.)

About The Woman’s Hospital of  Texas
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas opened in 1976, and has remained the state’s premier facility dedicated to the health of women and newborns. With the recent addition of the Pediatric Center, the hospital has expanded that level of high-quality care to include their youngest patients. Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas offers 397 licensed beds, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 650 board-certified physicians, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas offers expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy and minimally-invasive surgery. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission. It has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), as a NAFC Center of Excellence: Continence Care in Women and is a designated Baby-Friendly Facility. For more information, visit our website at  www.WomansHospital.com.

About HCA Gulf Coast  Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houstonand South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at  www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

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