April 14, 2015
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.
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!
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.