One-hundredth set of quads born at Banner Good Samaritan is one-in-a-million
PHOENIX (March 15, 2013) – Jennifer Bromley, 29, of Flagstaff, Ariz. gave birth to naturally conceived quadruplets between 8:11 and 8:14 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. The three girls and one boy were born following a 32-week pregnancy, and are the 100th set of quadruplets born at Banner Good Samaritan. *
Introducing the Zimmer quads:
8:11 a.m. Amelia Ashlyn, 3 lb. 13 oz.
8:12 a.m. Bruce Boyd, 3 lb. 7 oz.
8:12 a.m. Crissalyn Claire, 3 lb. 4 oz.
8:14 a.m. Delivia Danielle, 2 lb. 5 oz.
This was the first pregnancy for Jennifer Bromley and her husband, Daniel Zimmer. The couple was very excited to start a family together, but admittedly shocked when they found out that Jennifer was pregnant with four. Soon after hearing the news, they packed their bags and temporarily relocated to Phoenix for prenatal care.
Spontaneous quadruplets are very rare, occurring in only one in 729,000 births. What makes the Zimmer quads even more unique is the fact that two are identical (Crissalyn and Delivia). Bromley said she was originally pregnant with triplets, but one of the eggs split into two embryos, resulting in quadruplets.
About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. The hospital, recently ranked Arizona’s best hospital and one of the best in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and Emergency care including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner Good Samaritan is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 23 hospitals in seven states. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/GoodSam or Facebook.
About the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital **
Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to our state’s sickest kids. The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Phoenix Children's Hospital is one of the largest in the nation. Each year, approximately 1,300 babies throughout Arizona and the United States are admitted to this intensive care nursery. In the NICU, 76 private patient rooms accommodate up to 110 babies providing care for babies of high risk pregnancies, including those born prematurely, multiple births, and congenital anomalies. For more information, visit http://www.phoenixchildrens.com/.
* Gestation for a singleton pregnancy is 40 weeks.
** On April 1, the PCH NICU located at Banner Good Samaritan will transition to a Banner-operated NICU.