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An Albertville couple now has six more children after having sextuplets at Huntsville Hospital.
Huntsville Hospital announced Courtney Waldrop gave birth to the three boys and three girls at just under 30 weeks' gestation. The babies are all in good condition, but they will remain at the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit for weeks. Courtney and her husband Eric now have nine children. Two of the other three are twins. Courtney is expected to be released from the hospital in days.
This is the first sextuplet delivery at Huntsville Hospital and the first in Alabama since 2011. Huntsville Hospital says this is the first time sextuplets were born in Alabama outside of Birmingham. Huntsville Hospital employees held drills to practice for the rare delivery.
Huntsville hospital says out of 3.9 million births in 2015, only 24 were quintuplet or sextuplet deliveries. The only other surviving sextuplets born this year happened in Richmond, Virginia.
The Waldrop family will be featured on a TLC documentary scheduled to air in 2018.
All photos courtesy Courtney Neill Williams Photography/Mona Smith