26 Apr 2005 Gift of Quintuplets
The surrogate mom, Teresa Anderson of Phoenix, who delivered quintuplets and then turned down the fee must have a heart of gold.
I carried twins, and while it was more than worth it (in spades!) I cannot imagine how hard it might be to carry five. Mrs. Anderson was probably immobilized in bed for months, and I’d be surprised if she was ever comfortable. Issues regarding surrogate parenthood aside, I salute her.
I also hope the new parents get help caring for five infants at once. Just feeding five preemies (all the babies weigh from 3 1/2 to nearly four pounds) will be — literally — a full-time job. This Mom and Dad — and all parents of newborn high-order multiples — will need some volunteer help.