GBMC reports its first quintuplets

January 26, 1995|By a Sun Staff Writer

A Pennsylvania woman who had taken fertility drugs gave birth to quintuplets yesterday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center -- the first "quints" in the Towson hospital's 30-year history.

Beginning at 3:04 p.m., three girls and two boys were delivered by Caesarean section about a minute apart. Each weighed less than 3 pounds.

The parents, Ruth and David Good, asked that few details be released.

The babies were doing "very well" yesterday evening in the neonatal intensive care unit, said hospital spokeswoman Vivienne Stearns-Elliot. The mother was also reported in good condition.

In order of birth, the babies are: Nathan Bennett, 3 pounds, 0.6 ounces; Patricia Lynn, 2 pounds, 10 ounces; Amanda Ruth, 2 pounds, 8 ounces; Phillip David, 2 pounds, 14 ounces; and Katelyn Marie, 2 pounds, 5.8 ounces.

Although extremely rare, quintuplet births have increased somewhat as a result of the more widespread use of fertility drugs.

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