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Lexington mother gives birth to five babies on her birthday

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UK HealthCare (Source: University of Kentucky) UK HealthCare (Source: University of Kentucky)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Lexington woman has given birth to five children -- four girls and one boy -- on her birthday.

According to a news release from UK HealthCare, it happened on Friday, Nov. 11, at the UK HealthCare Birthing Center.

"Savannah, Sadie, Sofia, Scarlett and Lucas beat the stroke of midnight to share a birthday with their mother," the news release states.

Parents Lucas and Katie Schaftlein are doing well, now that their quintuplets have been welcomed into the world. The babies are currently being monitored in the facility's Level 1V Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. UK Women's Health Obstetrics and Gynecology monitored the mother until delivery at 29 weeks and five days gestation. Although born premature, all five babies are healthy.

The Schaftleins are scheduled to speak with the media on Thursday.

The baby's grandparents are from Louisville.

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