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25-year-old African woman gives birth to 9 babies at the same time, breaks world record

An exceptional 25-year-old African woman named Halima Cisse has broken world record after she gave birth to nine babies who survived at the same time.

Halima, from Mali gave birth by cesarean section in Casablanca, Morocco. The doctors, along with the Malian government, decided to send her to Morocco for special care due to the lack of equipment necessary for multiple-fetal pregnancy in hospitals in her country.

Initially, the ultrasound results had indicated that she was expecting seven children, but to everyone’s astonishment, she welcomed two additional babies into the world during labor.

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The babies,  five girls and four boys were born prematurely at 30 weeks and weighed between 500 grams to 1 kilogram. Upon their birth, they were under regular observation in incubators.

 

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Halima suffered heavy bleeding and was put in intensive care until she was in a stable condition. was admitted to a Moroccan clinic following a two-week stay in a hospital in the Malian capital.

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Due to the risk of potential health complications resulting from their premature birth, the babies remained hospitalized for the first 19 months of their lives. Subsequently, they were transferred to an apartment where they received continuous care from their clinic.

Upon their arrival back to Mali, the father Abdelkader Arby thanked the Malian government for helping the family financially.”It’s a lot of work but Allah, who gave us this blessing, will help us in their upbringing and taking care of them,” he added.

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With the exceptional feat, Halima broke the Guinness World Record for simultaneously giving birth to nine healthy children. The previous record was set by Nadya Suleman in 2009, who gave birth to eight babies that survived.

According to the Guinness World Records, Halima’s nonuplets are the first known occurrence of a woman giving birth to nine children together worldwide.

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