A woman from Mali has given birth to nine babies — two more than the seven that ultrasounds had detected
Mali Woman Pregnant with Septuplets Ends Up Giving Birth to Nine Babies nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday and all nine babies are “doing well”, her government said, although Moroccan authorities had yet to confirm what would be an extremely rare case.
The pregnancy of 25-year-old Halima Cisse has fascinated the west African nation and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in March said Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco, where she gave birth.
Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, according to ultrasounds conducted in Morocco and Mali that missed two of the siblings. Nonuplets are extremely rare. Medical complications in multiple births of this kind often mean that some of the babies do not reach full term.
“I’m happy – very, very happy,” her husband, Kader Arby, told the BBC. “My wife and the babies” – five girls and four boys, all born by Caesarean section – “are doing very well