Hannah and Jacob Merton are soon-to-be parents with a lot on their minds…5 times what most new parents are thinking about.
The Barberton couple, patients of Akron Children’s Maternal Fetal Medicine department, are expecting quintuplets. Every 2 weeks they come to the hospital for a doctor’s visit and extensive ultrasounds.
During their appointment on Jan. 30 at 20-week gestation, Hannah and Jacob said they are excited about their impending parenthood. Their families have been supportive and are offering hand-me-downs and help as the 2 prepare for the big day – which Hannah hopes will be when the babies are at 30 weeks gestation.
Hannah and Jacob have already been featured in local media, such as the Akron Beacon Journal. We’ll continue to post about their progress as well.
The Mertons will join a select few families with births of 5 or more babies, who are part of the Akron Children’s family of patients. Need a refresher? Read archive stories about the Hanselman sextuplets here and here, as well as the Spicocchi quintuplets here and here.