A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans.
The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth by cesarean section to four boys and five girls in Morocco after Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care.
Cisse experienced heaving bleeding and was given a blood transfusion after giving birth at just 30 weeks, the Casablanca clinic’s director Youssef Alaoui reportedly said.
The report also noted that the babies weighed about 1.1 and 2.2 pounds and the mother was in stable conditions.
A woman who had eight babies in the U.S. in 2009 holds the Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive.
Two sets of nonuplets have previously been recorded – one born to a woman in Australia in 1971 and another to a woman in Malaysia in 1999 – but none of the babies survived more than a few days.
World record holder Nadya Suleman’s octuplets have grown up and are now 12 years old.
She conceived them through in vitro fertilization.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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