Mississippi Couple Welcomes Rare Quintuplets, Including Identical Quadruplet Girls

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A couple from Mississippi, Haylee and Shawn Ladner, have welcomed rare quintuplets on February 16th, for which they deserve congratulations.

The newborns consist of four identical quadruplet girls, Adalyn, Everleigh, Malley, Magnolia, and one son named Jake, resulting from the splitting of one fertilized egg into four.

The weight of the smallest baby, Malley, was 1 pound and 11 ounces, while Jake, the largest, weighed 2 pounds and 5 ounces at birth, according to reports from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

After undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) in 2022, following two miscarriages, the couple was overjoyed to discover five heartbeats on an ultrasound screen, resulting in the rare quintuplet delivery. Quintuplets occur in approximately one in 60 million births, with the odds of having identical quadruplets estimated at one in 15 million, as per Dr. Rachael Morris, an associate professor of maternal fetal medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Haylee Ladner, a middle school teacher, expressed her gratitude at a news conference, referring to her quints as her "miracle babies."

She shared her belief that the birth of her children is the greatest blessing of her life, having previously thought she would not have the opportunity to become a mother.

In 2022, Ladner appeared on the "Good Things with Rebecca Turner" podcast, where she spoke about her growing family and her faith.

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