Pennsylvania Mom Gives Birth To Sextuplets - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Pennsylvania Mom Gives Birth To Sextuplets

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - They say good things come in threes, but Stacey Carey's "miracle" came in sixes.

The Pennsylvania mom and husband Brendan welcomed sextuplets into the world last week -- three boys and three girls. In total, 60 people at Abington Memorial Hospital were involved in the cesarean deliveries, which were performed at 27 weeks, according to CNN.

"As the doctors have already explained, the pregnancy and the delivery were very risky and complicated, but with their superior guidance, we made it through, and now we're blessed with six beautiful babies," Stacey Carey said at a Monday press conference. "We already have a 16-month-old daughter, so now our family of nine is complete!"

The six babies -- Emma, Samantha, Olivia, John, Patrick, and Conner -- are all currently in critical condition and remain on ventilator support.

They are "not out of the woods," said Dr. Gerard Cleary. It's "far too early to make predictions," according to Patch reporter Mischa Arnosky.

Multi-birth pregnancies often come with high risks including low birth weight, mortality and a greater risk of cerebral palsy. Stacey Carey had undergone fertility treatments and was hospitalized since the 21st week of pregnancy, according to CBS station KWTV.

The risk of multiple births is more than one in three for women who undergo fertility treatments and successfully become pregnant, depending on the type of treatment and other factors, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Multi-birth greatly increases the risk of premature birth; ASRM reports half of all twins and 90 percent of all triplets are born premature, putting them at an increased risk for infection, brain development problems, cerebral palsy and death. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND TO WATCH THE VIDEO

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Coeur d'Alene detectives identify man at Corner Bar

    Coeur d'Alene detectives identify man at Corner Bar

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-06-27 23:18:00 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Update: Coeur d'Alene Police say thanks to information provided from residents who saw their original release, detectives were able to identify and interview the man who was a person of interest in the incident on June 25 near 5th Street and Poplar Avenue. No other information was available Tuesday, but police said the investigation is still active.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Update: Coeur d'Alene Police say thanks to information provided from residents who saw their original release, detectives were able to identify and interview the man who was a person of interest in the incident on June 25 near 5th Street and Poplar Avenue. No other information was available Tuesday, but police said the investigation is still active.

    >>
  • No mail for Shadle neighborhood after safety concern

    No mail for Shadle neighborhood after safety concern

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:55:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In the rain, snow or sunshine, you expect to get your mail. But two blocks of one Shadle neighborhood is upset, after their mail delivery gets cut off. Neighbors found out it was because of a safety concern to the mail carriers in the area. But some of the folks who live around here say it’s tough to go to the post office to get their mail because most of them are elderly.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In the rain, snow or sunshine, you expect to get your mail. But two blocks of one Shadle neighborhood is upset, after their mail delivery gets cut off. Neighbors found out it was because of a safety concern to the mail carriers in the area. But some of the folks who live around here say it’s tough to go to the post office to get their mail because most of them are elderly.

    >>
  • Montana woman on life support after she was mauled by 2 dogs

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:58:42 GMT

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed.

    >>

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A 65-year-old Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Monday that Melissa Barnes was doing yard work Saturday at a residence west of Bozeman when she was attacked, first by a pit bull, followed by another dog. The breed of the second dog hasn't been confirmed. Barnes was declared brain dead Sunday.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/