Alabama Woman Gives Birth To Sextuplets… In THREE Minutes!

Tue, June 21, 2011 9:16am EST by 6 Comments

And right in time for Father’s Day! Check out these truly amazing photos!

Heather Carroll, 30, of Dallas County, Alabama spent weeks in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital before finally delivering her six babies, five girls and one boy, 12 weeks premature on Saturday morning, June 21. And some of the remarkable moments of the THREE minute birthing period (yes, she delivered all six by Caesarean section from 8:05 to 8:08) was caught on camera!

Over 50 medical professionals at the Brookwood Medical Center helped deliver the sextuplets, who ranged in weight from 1lb., 10 oz. to 2lbs., 5 oz.

And Heather’s husband Mitchell was over the moon with excitement — he got to celebrate Father’s Day in style! “I’m on top of the world,” he told the Birmingham News. “Everything this morning was perfect.”

And don’t just assume the sextuplets are the couple’s first children — they already have one at home, 2-year-old Grant!

“Heather and Mitchell Carroll were committed to this journey, their family and community were supportive, and God was faithful,” Dr. Bill McKenzie says. “I am so proud of this mother’s toughness and appreciative for the excellent preparation and care she received at Brookwood Medical Center.”

The hospital staff had six formal run throughs in preparation for the delivery, which ran as smoothly as possible. “They all came out crying and breathing by themselves,” one of the neonatologist says of the babies, “although they did require help in the delivery room and are on ventilators at the moment.”

Congrats to Heather and Mitchell!

–Leigh Blickley

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Posted at 7:29 PM on June 21, 2011  

oh what will kate gosselin do! there are more and more people having sextuplets, besides her!! oh my!! i hope the babies thrive and are healthy!

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Posted at 4:04 PM on June 21, 2011  

Is selective reduction common in high multiples? I don’t know if I could do it. At the end of the day it’s an elective abortion.

They’re so itty bitty.

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Posted at 2:53 PM on June 21, 2011  

I can’t believe that they would actually decide to have all of them. I wonder how many will have brain impairments and other disorders because the parents did not selectively reduce the number of babies the mother was carrying.

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Posted at 9:34 AM on June 22, 2011  

prolly NONE! not everyone finds it as easy to kill thier children as you do. 1000’s of babies are born at 28weeks and thrive,grow and become perfectly healthy adults! Doesn’t matter if its 1 or 6!

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Posted at 11:15 AM on June 21, 2011  

The three minute thing is not rare for a c-section, even if it is six babies. My twins were delivered within about 10 seconds of eachother because they were in the same sac! Hope the babies thrive!

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Posted at 10:46 AM on June 21, 2011  

High order multiples are always early so this isn’t a surprise. Saturday wasn’t the 21st it was the 18th get your dates right

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