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July 30, 2013

Methodist Women's Hospital Welcomes Quintuplets
History was made Thursday, July 25, at Methodist Women’s Hospital when quintuplets were born to Sioux City, Iowa’s Bianca and Jose Garcia.

The quintuplets, four girls and one boy, marked just the third set ever to be born in Nebraska, the first since 2009.

“It is exciting,” Bianca said of her beautiful babies. “We are just happy they are here and doing so well.”

The babies were delivered by C-section at 28 weeks, this after a 10-week stay in the Methodist Women’s Hospital high-risk obstetrics unit. Bianca was under the care of  maternal-fetal medicine specialist Todd Lovgren, MD.

“Bianca came to us very early in her pregnancy,” Dr. Lovgren said. “In these types of cases, that’s a very good thing. It was a pregnancy that had its share of complications, but we were able to keep Bianca stable each time a new issue would arise.”

The babies and their arrival times were as follows:
  • Marah:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds 4 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Christobal:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¾ inches long
  • Arleth:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 6 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Jimena:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 3 ounces, 13½ inches long 
  • Rosalyn:  Born at 1:50 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¼ inches long

 
Dr. Lovgren and his team joined forces with Dr. Brady Kerr, neonatologist at Methodist Women’s Hospital to deliver the babies. Nearly 40 health care professionals, occupying three surgical rooms, assisted with the C-section.

“We had four health care professionals per baby once they arrived,” Dr. Kerr said. “You simply need this many people to provide that initial care.”

The care hasn’t stopped since the babies arrived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Women’s Hospital. The specialty trained nurses and physicians are providing around the clock care for the Garcia siblings.

“They are doing very well,” Dr. Kerr said, “But they have a long ways to go. It’s a tribute to the high-risk team to get Bianca and her babies to 28 weeks. If they were born any earlier, we would be having a very different conversation today.”

The Garcia babies will remain in the NICU for at least two or three months, depending on their development and ability to eat and breathe well on their own.

“We are so grateful for the care we have received,” Jose said. “Everyone, from the cleaning staff, the front desk people, the doctors and the nurses have been so nice and supportive during our time here.”

Bianca and Jose have two sons, Jose age 9 and Abrahan, age 7. All are anxious to return home and begin their lives as a family.

“My hopes and dreams for the babies? I just want them to keep doing well and keep growing so we can eventually all go home together,” Bianca said.


History was made Thursday, July 25, at Methodist Women’s Hospital when quintuplets were born to Sioux City, Iowa’s Bianca and Jose Garcia.

The quintuplets, four girls and one boy, marked just the third set ever to be born in Nebraska, the first since 2009.

“It is exciting,” Bianca said of her beautiful babies. “We are just happy they are here and doing so well.”

The babies were delivered by C-section at 28 weeks, this after a 10-week stay in the Methodist Women’s Hospital high-risk obstetrics unit. Bianca was under the care of  maternal-fetal medicine specialist Todd Lovgren, MD.

“Bianca came to us very early in her pregnancy,” Dr. Lovgren said. “In these types of cases, that’s a very good thing. It was a pregnancy that had its share of complications, but we were able to keep Bianca stable each time a new issue would arise.”

The babies and their arrival times were as follows:

  • Marah:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds 4 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Christobal:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¾ inches long
  • Arleth:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 6 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Jimena:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 3 ounces, 13½ inches long 
  • Rosalyn:  Born at 1:50 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¼ inches long

 
Dr. Lovgren and his team joined forces with Dr. Brady Kerr, neonatologist at Methodist Women’s Hospital to deliver the babies. Nearly 40 health care professionals, occupying three surgical rooms, assisted with the C-section.

“We had four health care professionals per baby once they arrived,” Dr. Kerr said. “You simply need this many people to provide that initial care.”

The care hasn’t stopped since the babies arrived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Women’s Hospital. The specialty trained nurses and physicians are providing around the clock care for the Garcia siblings.

“They are doing very well,” Dr. Kerr said, “But they have a long ways to go. It’s a tribute to the high-risk team to get Bianca and her babies to 28 weeks. If they were born any earlier, we would be having a very different conversation today.”

The Garcia babies will remain in the NICU for at least two or three months, depending on their development and ability to eat and breathe well on their own.

“We are so grateful for the care we have received,” Jose said. “Everyone, from the cleaning staff, the front desk people, the doctors and the nurses have been so nice and supportive during our time here.”

Bianca and Jose have two sons, Jose age 9 and Abrahan, age 7. All are anxious to return home and begin their lives as a family.

“My hopes and dreams for the babies? I just want them to keep doing well and keep growing so we can eventually all go home together,” Bianca said.

- See more at: http://news.bestcare.org/press-releases/?id=413#sthash.Iv51Bgza.dpuf

History was made Thursday, July 25, at Methodist Women’s Hospital when quintuplets were born to Sioux City, Iowa’s Bianca and Jose Garcia.

The quintuplets, four girls and one boy, marked just the third set ever to be born in Nebraska, the first since 2009.

“It is exciting,” Bianca said of her beautiful babies. “We are just happy they are here and doing so well.”

The babies were delivered by C-section at 28 weeks, this after a 10-week stay in the Methodist Women’s Hospital high-risk obstetrics unit. Bianca was under the care of  maternal-fetal medicine specialist Todd Lovgren, MD.

“Bianca came to us very early in her pregnancy,” Dr. Lovgren said. “In these types of cases, that’s a very good thing. It was a pregnancy that had its share of complications, but we were able to keep Bianca stable each time a new issue would arise.”

The babies and their arrival times were as follows:

  • Marah:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds 4 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Christobal:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¾ inches long
  • Arleth:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 6 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Jimena:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 3 ounces, 13½ inches long 
  • Rosalyn:  Born at 1:50 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¼ inches long

 
Dr. Lovgren and his team joined forces with Dr. Brady Kerr, neonatologist at Methodist Women’s Hospital to deliver the babies. Nearly 40 health care professionals, occupying three surgical rooms, assisted with the C-section.

“We had four health care professionals per baby once they arrived,” Dr. Kerr said. “You simply need this many people to provide that initial care.”

The care hasn’t stopped since the babies arrived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Women’s Hospital. The specialty trained nurses and physicians are providing around the clock care for the Garcia siblings.

“They are doing very well,” Dr. Kerr said, “But they have a long ways to go. It’s a tribute to the high-risk team to get Bianca and her babies to 28 weeks. If they were born any earlier, we would be having a very different conversation today.”

The Garcia babies will remain in the NICU for at least two or three months, depending on their development and ability to eat and breathe well on their own.

“We are so grateful for the care we have received,” Jose said. “Everyone, from the cleaning staff, the front desk people, the doctors and the nurses have been so nice and supportive during our time here.”

Bianca and Jose have two sons, Jose age 9 and Abrahan, age 7. All are anxious to return home and begin their lives as a family.

“My hopes and dreams for the babies? I just want them to keep doing well and keep growing so we can eventually all go home together,” Bianca said.

- See more at: http://news.bestcare.org/press-releases/?id=413#sthash.Iv51Bgza.dpuf

History was made Thursday, July 25, at Methodist Women’s Hospital when quintuplets were born to Sioux City, Iowa’s Bianca and Jose Garcia.

The quintuplets, four girls and one boy, marked just the third set ever to be born in Nebraska, the first since 2009.

“It is exciting,” Bianca said of her beautiful babies. “We are just happy they are here and doing so well.”

The babies were delivered by C-section at 28 weeks, this after a 10-week stay in the Methodist Women’s Hospital high-risk obstetrics unit. Bianca was under the care of  maternal-fetal medicine specialist Todd Lovgren, MD.

“Bianca came to us very early in her pregnancy,” Dr. Lovgren said. “In these types of cases, that’s a very good thing. It was a pregnancy that had its share of complications, but we were able to keep Bianca stable each time a new issue would arise.”

The babies and their arrival times were as follows:

  • Marah:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds 4 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Christobal:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¾ inches long
  • Arleth:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 6 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Jimena:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 3 ounces, 13½ inches long 
  • Rosalyn:  Born at 1:50 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¼ inches long

 
Dr. Lovgren and his team joined forces with Dr. Brady Kerr, neonatologist at Methodist Women’s Hospital to deliver the babies. Nearly 40 health care professionals, occupying three surgical rooms, assisted with the C-section.

“We had four health care professionals per baby once they arrived,” Dr. Kerr said. “You simply need this many people to provide that initial care.”

The care hasn’t stopped since the babies arrived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Women’s Hospital. The specialty trained nurses and physicians are providing around the clock care for the Garcia siblings.

“They are doing very well,” Dr. Kerr said, “But they have a long ways to go. It’s a tribute to the high-risk team to get Bianca and her babies to 28 weeks. If they were born any earlier, we would be having a very different conversation today.”

The Garcia babies will remain in the NICU for at least two or three months, depending on their development and ability to eat and breathe well on their own.

“We are so grateful for the care we have received,” Jose said. “Everyone, from the cleaning staff, the front desk people, the doctors and the nurses have been so nice and supportive during our time here.”

Bianca and Jose have two sons, Jose age 9 and Abrahan, age 7. All are anxious to return home and begin their lives as a family.

“My hopes and dreams for the babies? I just want them to keep doing well and keep growing so we can eventually all go home together,” Bianca said.

- See more at: http://news.bestcare.org/press-releases/?id=413#sthash.Iv51Bgza.dpuf

History was made Thursday, July 25, at Methodist Women’s Hospital when quintuplets were born to Sioux City, Iowa’s Bianca and Jose Garcia.

The quintuplets, four girls and one boy, marked just the third set ever to be born in Nebraska, the first since 2009.

“It is exciting,” Bianca said of her beautiful babies. “We are just happy they are here and doing so well.”

The babies were delivered by C-section at 28 weeks, this after a 10-week stay in the Methodist Women’s Hospital high-risk obstetrics unit. Bianca was under the care of  maternal-fetal medicine specialist Todd Lovgren, MD.

“Bianca came to us very early in her pregnancy,” Dr. Lovgren said. “In these types of cases, that’s a very good thing. It was a pregnancy that had its share of complications, but we were able to keep Bianca stable each time a new issue would arise.”

The babies and their arrival times were as follows:

  • Marah:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds 4 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Christobal:  Born at 1:48 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¾ inches long
  • Arleth:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 6 ounces, 13¾ inches long
  • Jimena:  Born at 1:49 p.m., 2 pounds 3 ounces, 13½ inches long 
  • Rosalyn:  Born at 1:50 p.m., 2 pounds, 13¼ inches long

 
Dr. Lovgren and his team joined forces with Dr. Brady Kerr, neonatologist at Methodist Women’s Hospital to deliver the babies. Nearly 40 health care professionals, occupying three surgical rooms, assisted with the C-section.

“We had four health care professionals per baby once they arrived,” Dr. Kerr said. “You simply need this many people to provide that initial care.”

The care hasn’t stopped since the babies arrived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Women’s Hospital. The specialty trained nurses and physicians are providing around the clock care for the Garcia siblings.

“They are doing very well,” Dr. Kerr said, “But they have a long ways to go. It’s a tribute to the high-risk team to get Bianca and her babies to 28 weeks. If they were born any earlier, we would be having a very different conversation today.”

The Garcia babies will remain in the NICU for at least two or three months, depending on their development and ability to eat and breathe well on their own.

“We are so grateful for the care we have received,” Jose said. “Everyone, from the cleaning staff, the front desk people, the doctors and the nurses have been so nice and supportive during our time here.”

Bianca and Jose have two sons, Jose age 9 and Abrahan, age 7. All are anxious to return home and begin their lives as a family.

“My hopes and dreams for the babies? I just want them to keep doing well and keep growing so we can eventually all go home together,” Bianca said.

- See more at: http://news.bestcare.org/press-releases/?id=413#sthash.Iv51Bgza.dpuf