Hicks quintuplets born at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor are a first for U of M medical team

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - Five babies! A Fenton-area couple has welcomed quintuplets into the world.

The 3 boys and 2 girls were born yesterday morning at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor at 32 and a half weeks.

The babies weighed between 3 lbs.7 ounces & 4 pounds, remarkable weights for quintuplets. Jessica Hicks, 28, and Robert Hicks, 31, are the proud parents. Hicks underwent fertility treatments in an effort to grow their family.

"This is an unusual birth here, and we're so happy for the Hicks family. We're pleased that the delivery went well and proud of our team of specialists – pediatricians, neonatologists, obstetricians, nurses and more – who made sure we were prepared to care for five tiny newborns all at once," says Cosmas Vandeven , M.D., Hicks' obstetrician and the J. Robert Willson Professor of Obstetrics.

They already have one child, a three and a half year old son, who is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his brothers and sisters.

The Hicks quintuplets are currently in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, but are said to be doing well. This is the first set of quintuplets born at the hospital.

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