RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KMOV) – A St. Louis couple is now a family of six after giving birth to quadruplets at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights on July 2.
The two boys and two girls, ranging in size from 2 pounds, 6 ounces to 3 pounds, 12 ounces, are breathing on their own and doing well in St. Mary’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“This is truly a special blessing,” said the proud parents, Aroloye and Salome Numbere of St. Louis. “We couldn’t be more pleased.” The quadruplets are their first children.
Preparations began nearly nine weeks ago with four labor and delivery/neonatal care teams on-call 24 hours a day, according to Dr. Mohamad Al-Hosni, Medical Director for SSM St. Mary’s NICU.
“We rehearsed every possible scenario timeframe to avoid any surprises and ensure the healthiest outcomes for these babies,” said Dr. Al-Hosni.
Each of the babies had their own neonatal care team which included two physicians and a nurse. “Everything went as planned.”
Dr. Al-Hosni estimated it would likely be around six weeks before the quadruplets could leave the hospital.
Dr. Gilad Gross, St. Mary’s Medical Director for Labor and Delivery, led the obstetrical team of three physicians and five nurses in the delivery room.
According to Dr. Gross, the mother and her babies were monitored around-the-clock on St. Mary’s antepartum unit since early May. Additionally, he has met with the family weekly since April to prepare them for the delivery.
“Our team is absolutely delighted for the family and feel privileged to be a part of their special time,” Dr. Goss said.
This is the fourth set of quadruplets delivered at St. Mary’s since 2006.