LAS VEGAS — One of the quintuplets born 11 weeks prematurely to a Las Vegas woman died Tuesday, but the other four were in stable condition. Two of the babies were breathing on their own while the other two were on respirators.
The five infants, all girls, had been in stable condition after their delivery by Caesarean section Monday night, Ann Lynch, a hospital spokeswoman, said.
"The parents are terribly distraught over the one baby," Lynch said. "They were elated but now it's the realization and the concern over the baby."
Robin Jenkins, a 30-year-old homemaker, made medical history when she gave birth to all-girl quintuplets, an event doctors say occurs once in every 70 million births. Most such births are a result of fertility drugs, but she had not taken any.