First set of all-girl quintuplets born in the US

Texan Danielle Busby gave birth to the first set of all-girl quintuplets in the United States this week.

Mrs Busby and her husband Adam welcomed Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate and Riley Paige on April 8 at the Woman's Hospital of Texas. The couple also has a daughter, Blayke.

The five girls are first set of all-female quintuplets to survive in the United States, and the first in the world since 1969, the hospital said.

"We are so thankful and blessed," Mrs Busby said. "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."

Danielle underwent intrauterine insemination for both of her pregnancies.

The girls were delivered by caesarean section at 28 weeks and two days and are now in NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).

They are doing well for their gestational age of seven months, said Dr Jayne Finkowski-Rivera, who assisted during the delivery.

"The baby girls did well during the delivery and are currently requiring only modest support of their breathing," she explained.

"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."

The birth involved more than a dozen medical personnel and there are seven neonatologists in the five medical teams assembled to provide care for the babies.

The busy parents blog about their experience during the pregnancy and taking care of five babies at www.itsabuzzworld.com.