The Malian woman who gave birth to nine kids last month is recovering, as Moroccan doctors continue to monitor her and her kids.
The Malian woman who gave birth to nine kids last month is doing well, according to hospital spokesperson Abdelkoddous Hafsi. When 25 year old Halima Cisse originally arrived at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca from Mali, she was expecting to give birth to seven kids. Yet, after undergoing a cesarean section, she unexpectedly ended up delivering another two healthy children.
The babies were seen moving around in the incubators they were placed in after they were born, according to Associated Press reporters at the hospital. Hafsi also reported that all nine kids were gaining weight, and had moved from about 1.1 to 2.2 pounds.
Representatives of the Guiness Book of World records are currently confirming this remarkable feat, as this would make Cisse the world record holder for most living births at once.
After giving birth about 30 weeks prematurely, Cisse was forced to remain in the hospital after suffering from profuse bleeding. Although the condition of the mother and her kids are improving, the hospital still emphasized that they would still be monitoring their condition for “up to two more months,” reports the Daily Mail.
There is speculation from some that the woman may have undergone fertility treatments to artificially have nine embryos implanted. Fertility treatments are commonly used to assist women that have trouble naturally becoming pregnant.
There have also been issues with this procedure being performed to purposefully carry abnormal amounts of children at once. The most famous example of this is the story of the “Octomom” who gave birth to eight children in 2009, and is the current world record holder for largest number of live births at once.
Source: Morocco World News.