The Harris Quintuplets, born at Touro in October 2013, celebrated their second birthdays on Saturday, October 10 in the Family Birthing Center at Touro. The Harris family has much to celebrate as all five toddlers, four boys and one girl, are healthy and happy, despite their premature births. This celebration marks the family’s first visit to New Orleans after their move to the Northeast shortly after delivery.
Quints Provide Five Reasons to Be Thankful
“We have truly enjoyed this journey into motherhood, five times over!” exclaimed Nadia Harris. “As any parent can attest, raising children, especially five little ones at once, is definitely a challenge. Our hearts are filled with so much joy and we feel truly blessed.”
Mothers Nadia and Elizabeth Harris wed in 2009 and wanted to start a family. In 2013, Nadia and Elizabeth met with Dr. Stacey Holman, of the LSU Department of OBGYN, who referred them to fertility specialist, Dr. Peter Lu. On April 9, 2013, after three and a half years trying to get pregnant, Dr. Lu performed Nadia’s tenth insemination. Nearly three weeks later, Nadia learned that she was expecting quintuplets.
On October 4, 2013, Elizabeth Anne II, Dawson Aidan, Maxwell Alexander, Micah Quinn, and Joseph Matthew were delivered at Touro by Dr. Stacey Holman with the help of a team of more than 30 doctors, nurses and technicians.