Pregnant Malian woman expecting seven babies gives birth to NINE after medics miss two on scans – and ALL five girls and four boys are fine.
- 25-year-old Halima Cisse gave birth to five girls and four boys in Morocco on Tuesday
- She was supposed to give birth to seven babies, an ultrasound originally showed
- Nonuplets are extremely rare and medical complications are common
- Ms. Cisse was flown to Morocco to make sure the babies were safely delivered
A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies after medics missed two of her scans and told her she would have seven.
25-year-old Halima Cisse and all five girls and four boys are doing well after successfully performing a caesarean section in Morocco.
Ms. Cisse was flown to Morocco from the north of the poor West African state to ensure the babies were born safely after the pregnancy caught the attention of the leaders of the West African nation.
Halima Cisse (pictured with the team that helped deliver their babies), 25, and all five girls and four boys are doing well after having a c-section in Morocco
Moroccan health ministry spokesman Rachid Koudhari said he was unaware of such multiple births in any of the country’s hospitals.
But Mali’s Ministry of Health said in a statement that Cisse gave birth to five girls and four boys through a caesarean section.
“The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are doing well,” said Mali’s Health Minister Fanta Siby in a statement.
The minister added that she had been kept informed by the Malian doctor who accompanied Cisse to Morocco.
They are due to return home in a few weeks, she added.
Siby congratulated “the medical teams of Mali and Morocco, whose professionalism is the reason for the happy outcome of this pregnancy”.
Ms. Cisse was flown to Morocco to ensure the babies (pictured) were delivered safely after the pregnancy caught the attention of leaders of the West African nation
The five daughters and four sons of Mrs. Cisse were doing just as well as the mother, the authorities said
Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, according to ultrasounds in Morocco and Mali that saw two of the siblings go missing.
All were delivered by caesarean section.
Cases of women who successfully wear septuplets are rare – and nonuplets even more rare.
Medical complications of this type of multiple birth often result in some of the babies not reaching full birth.
The first case of nonuplets was recorded in Sydney in the 1970s, although unfortunately none of the babies survived, according to The Independent.
Another group of Nonuplets was born on March 26, 1999 in Malaysia to Zurina Mat Saad. As in the 1970s, none of the babies survived longer than six hours.
In 2009, a woman in the United States gave birth to octuplets – eight babies – all of which survived after birth, and by 2019 they had all been celebrating their tenth birthday.
In a recent case, a Texas woman gave birth to sextuplets in 2019 – two groups of twin boys and a pair of twin girls.