Four healthy babies, three boys and a girl, were born at this morning at Howard University Hospital, at 34 weeks' gestation (about seven and a half months).
The babies were born a minute apart beginning at 9:55 a.m.; their weights ranged from three pounds, four ounces to four pounds, six ounces.
Their mother, Folashade Omoyele, has been hospitalized at Howard University Hospital since the 29th week of her pregnancy.
Omoyele and all four babies are healthy and resting comfortably, said Dr. Kerry Lewis, the delivery physician and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Mychal Young, chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
The boys are Mubarak Abdullah Adwele Olorun-tobi Akanni, Amir Abdul-Azeem Adekunle Olurun-tosin Alabi and Khalifa Abdul-Azeez Adeshola Olurun-toba. The girl is Amira-Saliha Adejoke Olurun-toni Adjoke.
Their parents had been trying to have children for five years.