Doctors at Sinai Hospital said the three girls and two boys born to a 30-year-old Auburn Hills woman are "healthy, normal infants" who should do well.
Mary Jo Wilson, a reliability analyst for General Motors Corp., was the second Michigan mother within a year to deliver quintuplets.The babies were delivered in 30-second intervals beginning at 6:37 p.m. Thursday. The quintuplets were nine weeks premature.
The girls were breathing normally Friday, but the boys remained on ventilators. All five were listed in stable condition.
Wilson was described as "tired" but was expected to go home by the middle of next week.
The five babies, in order of their birth, and their birth weights were: Cameron Patrick 3 pounds, 5 ounces; Anthony Michael, 3 pounds, 7 ounces; Shelby Nicole, 2 pounds, 14 ounces; Rebecca Irene, 2 pounds, 15 ounces; and Elizabeth Ashley, 2 pounds, 9 ounces.
Dr. David Schwartz described them Friday as "normally formed, healthy, normal infants."
"I'm optimistic that they're going to do well," said Dr. Rajendra Desai, director of the hospital's neo-natal intensive care unit.
Wilson, who already had a 2-year-old son, had taken a ovulation-inducing medicine which produces multiple births up to 30 percent of the time.
Her husband, Billy, asked if the couple had plans for its greatly expanded brood, said, "We'll start when Mary comes home.
"I'll keep my fingers crossed, and make the best of what we've got," said Mr. Wilson, a GM plant diesel mechanic.