Healthy quintuplets born in Salt Lake hospital

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah couple is in for five times the joy — and a daunting number of diaper changes — after welcoming quintuplets over the weekend.

Officials at University of Utah Hospital say Guillermina Garcia gave birth to three girls and two boys Sunday in Salt Lake City.

Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Wilets says Esmeralda, Fatima, Fernando, Marissa and Jordan are all healthy, but weigh less than three pounds each. Their mother was able to carry them to 32 weeks, about seven weeks shorter than a normal, single-birth pregnancy.

Only a handful of quintuplet sets are born each year in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 37 babies who were born as part of a set of five or more in 2010.

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