Central Ohio Woman Gives Birth to Quintuplets

A Lewis Center couple has some new mouths to feed. In a span of four minutes Candace and Tom Sweeney went from having no children to having five children.

Candace Sweeney gave birth to quintuplets last night at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Doctors delivered four girls and their lone brother within in four minutes.

Hospital spokesman Mark Hopkins says the first baby, Adriana, was born at 10:44, followed by Alyssa, Bryce, Olivia, and Serena.

Tom Sweeney says the babies are doing well. Like many multiples, the Sweeney children were premature and are being treated at neonatal intensive care units at Riverside and Children’s Hospital. The couple hopes to bring the babies home in about two months.

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