Strange but true: Getting ahead of the rest

Updated: 2015-04-16 16:06


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Woman gives birth to quintuplet girls

Strange but true: Getting ahead of the rest

Danielle and Adam Busby stand with one of their babies in an incubator at The Women's Hospital of Texas in Houston. [Photo/Agencies]

A Houston hospital says a woman has given birth to five girls in what it believes is the first set of female quintuplets born in the United States.

The Woman's Hospital of Texas says it took four minutes for Danielle Busby to deliver the babies by cesarean section April 8. Busby, her husband Adam and her eldest daughter, Blayke, welcomed Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.

Dr. Alexander Reiter delivered the babies - born prematurely at 28 weeks - with help from more than a dozen medical personnel.

The mother had intrauterine insemination for both her pregnancies.