January 12, 1988 |
A Michigan woman gave birth to four girls and a boy in what a hospital said today was the first delivery of "test-tube" quintuplets in the United States. The quintuplets, delivered by Caesarean section at Beaumont Hospital in suburban Royal Oak late Monday, ranged in weight from 1 pound, 14 1/2 ounces, to 3 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces, and were "in good shape," spokeswoman Deb Mero said. The births were about a month premature, she said.
March 30, 1986
A London woman has made medical history by giving birth to the world's first test-tube quintuplets delivered by Caesarean section, the Sunday People newspaper said in London. The five boys were born three months prematurely on Wednesday to 33-year-old teacher Linda Jacobssen at University College Hospital, the newspaper said. All five babies were reported in stable condition. The hospital declined to comment on the story.
April 24, 1985
A 28-year-old Colorado woman, unable to give birth until she took fertility drugs, has delivered quintuplets, Denver doctors said. The four boys and a girl were stable and in an intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. Four were on respirators. The infants were delivered 7 1/2 weeks prematurely by Caesarean section. The parents are Kathleen and Greg Miller, 29, of Watkins, Colo.
December 25, 1987 |
Christmas joy came a day early for Ron and Roz Helms--in the form of tiny Samantha, the last of their quintuplets to leave the hospital. Wrapped in a blue blanket, Samantha was handed over to her parents Thursday by officials at St. Francis Medical Center. She had spent the past nine months in the newborn intensive care unit. Samantha went home to join her brother and sisters, Benjamin, Shannon, Bevin and Meredith.
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July 11, 1986 |
Dr. Louis Gluck shook his head and beamed as he looked at his five small visitors Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange. He hadn't seen the children for almost three years. And he had delivered each of them, one after another, on Sept. 19, 1983, in San Diego: Regina, Paola, Natalia, Daniela and Alberto Garcin--quintuplets. The Garcins are the only surviving quintuplets ever born in California, according to the state Center of Health Statistics.
January 24, 1999 |
In the space of 95 seconds, the world as Patty and Scot Shier knew it turned on end. Never to be the same. But Patty Shier will be the first to tell you that it took awhile--days into weeks--for it to entirely sink in; for her to truly begin to conceive what all this might mean. And it terrified her. And it should have. The biggest splash of sobering reality came pretty early, the evening of Jan.