By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Pregnant Mom’s Belly Covered In Bruises, But An Ultrasound Explained Everything.

The last couple of decades have seen a rise in multiple births. Fertility treatments have contributed to this surge. As adorable as it may appear to have two or more babies at the same time, it is a risk both for the mother as well as the fetuses. For the babies there is a risk of preterm labour, low birth weight, and miscarriage.

For the mom-to-be; she can develop diabetes, preeclampsia, and placenta eruption. Still, moms are happy to follow their doctors instructions to ensure they are delivering healthy babies. Guillermina and Fernando Garcia welcomed quintuplets at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Garcia delivered her quints at 31-and-half-weeks of gestation. Less than 10 sets of quintuplets are born in the United States each year.

Most quints are delivered at the 28-week mark.

34-year-old Guillermina sought fertility drugs to get pregnant.

During the pregnancy, the mom had bruising all over her belly.

"I was excited to see them and see that they were OK, that everything turned out normally," Guillermina said.

Doctors were so impressed with Guillermina.

She developed high blood pressure and other medical concerns but the medical staff said she never complained.

They have a one-year-old daughter already named Julieta.

The University of Utah hospital had delivered plenty of twins, triplets, and quadruplets but never quintuplets before.

The medical team said they used their experience of multiple births and applied it to the quintuplets.

It took a medical staff of 40, led by eight doctors to bring the quints into the world.

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