Twins are considered very rare. And what can we say about situations when a woman gives birth to more than two babies? Like nine? This is exactly how it turned out for a girl from Mali, about whom the editorial board will tell in more detail today Lemurov.net .
The heroine mother from this West African country is called Halima Cisse. At the age of 25, she did not plan to give birth to so many babies. But now Halima is a happy mother of five girls and four boys.
The young woman’s pregnancy was monitored by doctors, and not Malian, but Moroccan. All because of the fact that both babies and their mother could die during natural childbirth. Therefore, when the weight of each child exceeded 500 grams, the woman had a caesarean section. All the children survived the operation.
However, they had to spend a lot of time in oxygen chambers. Their weight and level of development were critically small in order to let them go home to Mali. Halima says: “The babies are beautiful, I’m comfortable taking care of them. I am happy that the children are getting stronger every day, so I hope that soon we will be able to refuse to stay in the clinic. We really want to go home.”
Soon the doctors promise to let the huge family go home. All due to the fact that all nine children are developing in accordance with the norms and no longer need to be constantly in the incubator. But we must understand: they were born in the summer and are only now ready to go out into the outside world.
Usually, multiple pregnancies occur as a result of in vitro fertilization. But in the case of Cisse, everything happened naturally. According to gynecologists, the chance is one in a million.
Some believe that the African origin of the mother and father of the children played a role. But research suggests that racial characteristics do not affect the number of offspring in any way. That is why Halima Cisse’s case can be called unique. Both for her and for world medicine.