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Lesbian couple in New Orleans celebrate Christmas as the parents of quintuplets

Lesbian couple in New Orleans celebrate Christmas as the parents of quintuplets

Liz and Nadia Harris had a full house in New Orleans for Christmas with five new additions to their family.

The couple, married for four-and-a-half years, are now the parents of quintuplets – four boys named Michael, David, Maxwell and Joseph and a girl named Elizabeth.

‘I think our gifts are the five babies,’ Liz Harris tells the ABC affiliate WGNO.

Nadia Harris had been trying to get pregnant for years but nine artificial insemination procedures had not resulted in a pregnancy.

Then on the 10th attempt, she was told by a nurse: ‘You’re very pregnant.’

‘I was numb,’ she admits. ‘I wasn’t happy I’ll be honest.’

But once she processed the news, her fear gave way to joy.

‘It’s a blessing from God. How could we be anything but overjoyed?’

Dr. Stacey Holeman, who delivered the babies, said it was ‘definitely the greatest day of my career.’

In this family headed by two moms, Nadia will be known as Mama while Liz will be called Mommy.