TEXAS (WKRN) – The first all-girl quintuplets in the world since 1969, and the first ever in the United States, were born in Texas last week.
The girls were born to Danielle and Adam Busby, according to the Woman’s Hospital of Texas.
“We are so thankful and blessed and I honestly give all my credit to God,” the mom said.
The Busbys already had a 3-year-old daughter named Blayke, and used IUI fertility treatment for both pregnancies.
According to ABC News, the little girls are named Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.
“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,” said Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera, the hospital’s medical director who assisted in the delivery.
ABC News states quintuplets in any mix are exceedingly rare. The number of quintuplets and other higher order births in 2013 totaled only 66 nationwide, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.