SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A team about 40 medical personnel led by eight doctors helped ensure a Utah couple’s newborn quintuplets were born healthy.
Guillermina and Fernando Garcia welcomed their five babies _ three girls and two boys _ over the weekend at the University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City. The mother carried the babies until 31 1/2 weeks _ about three weeks longer than most quintuplet mothers.
Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien says that helped their lungs develop. All five were born by cesarean section and weigh between 2-3 pounds each.
Only a handful of quintuplet sets are born each year in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 37 babies who were born as part of a set of five or more in 2010.