The Beer Quintuplets born at a Chicago hospital in the United States on January the 8th are reported to be doing well.
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BAER: "By the time I was advised how many I had coming, or how many we had, I was seated in the hall because I couldn't stand any longer. I had been watching incubators go from what I know as the delivery room, and then going back again to the nursery, and then going back again, and then doctors running with a baby. I was seated, I say on the floor. Then I heard someone say 'my God there's another one.' When the doctors finally came out I lost track at about three. My wife and I wanted a family more than anything else in the world these past few years, and God knows we have finally succeeded."
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Background: The Beer Quintuplets born at a Chicago hospital in the United States on January the 8th are reported to be doing well.
The babies, three girls and two boys who weighed at birth between one pound 11 ounces (about 0.7 kgs) and three pounds (about 1.4 kgs), were born one months premature.
They were born to 26-year-old Mrs. Lynn Baer at Highland Hospital in Chicago and later transferred to nearby Evanstown Hospital.
Mrs. Baer had taken a fertility drug and had expected a multiple birth, but not quintuplets.
SYNOPSIS: Doctors announced that the Baer quintuplets born in the United States last week are doing fine. The first born developed a respiratory problem, but is now being orally fed and being given oxygen. The three girls and two boys were born one month prematurely. Their mother Lynn Bear had been taking a fertility drug before she became pregnant. Her husband James Baer told newsmen how he learned about the multiple birth.
Dr. Thomas Gardner, the attending physician said he expects the babies to remain in hospital for at least another month.