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Woman Opens Up About Giving Birth To Nine Babies

Anish Vij

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Woman Opens Up About Giving Birth To Nine Babies

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A woman who gave birth to nine babies - setting a new world record - has opened up on what it's really like having to look after so many kids.

Halima Cisse, from Mali, was thought to be carrying seven babies, according to ultrasounds, however, another two popped out when she was flown from her home country to Morocco for a caesarean section.

She welcomed the babies five months ago and now claims to go through 100 nappies a day.

Credit: Mali Health Ministry
Credit: Mali Health Ministry

The 25-year-old said that 'all of them are getting on very well and are a joy to look after'.

She first told the Daily Mail: "They are getting stronger every day and it may well be they are allowed to leave full time medical care soon, so that we can take them home."

Although now she's coming to a realisation that having nine babies to look after can be hard work.

She added: "Giving birth to one child is hard enough but having nine is unimaginable.

"It's astonishing the amount of work that is involved in looking after them.

"I'm grateful to the medical team that are doing all the hard work and the Government of Mali for funding this."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The woman's rare multiple pregnancy had drawn quite a bit of attention in Mali and eventually caught the eye of the leaders of the West African nation.

In March, doctors said she would need specialist care, and the decision was taken by transitional leader Bah Ndaw to send her off to Morocco.

However, The Sun report that the care bill is approaching upwards of £1 million, where most it has been picked up by the authorities who are working on plans to get the family home.

Halima was said to have almost died from blood loss during the delivery and doctors estimated that just her belly alone weighed almost 30 kg.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Describing the birth, Halima said: "As the babies were coming out, there were so many questions going through my mind.

"I was very aware of what was going on and it seemed as if there was an endless stream of babies coming out of me."

She added: "My sister was holding my hand but all I could think about was how would I look after them and who was going to help me?"

Her husband Abdelkader Arby, with whom Cisse already shares a daughter, eventually managed to join the family after being admitted to the North African country in July.

He said: "Being together as a family is the best thing in the world, and we give thanks to God all the time.

"The most important thing is that we are all safe and well, and in great hands."

Topics: Africa, News, Interesting, Health

Anish Vij
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