It’s official – 5 is the new 2. No one is having one baby anymore and a LOT of people are having mega multiples.
A Peruvian woman has welcomed a set of quintuplets – three boys and two girls – at Edgardo Rebagliati Martins Hospital in Lima, authorities announced. A press release from Essalud, the Peruvian social security organization that operates the hospital, said Friday that the woman underwent a successful Cesarean section “after expecting for a tense 31 weeks.”
The babies are the first quintuplets born at one of Peru’s public social security hospitals and have been named Leandro, Gabriel, Fernando, Melania and Berenice. According to the report, all are in good health, although they are being kept under observation in the Intensive Care Unit for Newborns at Rebagliati Hospital.
Dr. Hector Malaverry, the hospital’s chief of obstetrics and gynecology, said that the new mom “had needed complete rest for more than five weeks so the babies could gain weight and develop their lungs better, which now increases their chances of survival despite the problems that come with being premature.”
Because all still need complete rest and observation by the medical team, the babies and their mom will be introduced to the world in the coming days.
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