A Christian missionary couple have become the proud parents of one of the country’s first set of quintuplets this year at Dallas’ UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Born at 27 weeks and five days, on August 9th, Will Edward, David Stephen, Marcie Jane, Seth Jared, and Grace Elise weigh between 1lb, 12oz and 2lbs, 11oz.
Despite their size and predicted premature arrival, mother Carrie Jones, 34, told MailOnline that the three boys and two girls are in stable condition at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after a trauma-free delivery.
Thanks to meticulous preparation at the hospital that consisted of arming doctors with pagers, colour coding, and running drills in the weeks leading up to their birth, when it came to the delivery, Dr Patricia Santiago told the couple it had gone smoother than she had ever predicted.
In fact she had all five babies out of Mrs Jones’ womb by emergency C-section in under four minutes.
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