Mali: A woman in Mali gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday – two more than the doctors had detected inside her crowded womb – joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets.
The pregnancy of Halima Cisse, 25, has fascinated the West African nation and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in March said Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco where she gave birth.
“The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well,” Mali’s health minister, Fanta Siby, said in a statement.
As per ultrasound reports, Cisse was expected to give birth to nine babies. All the babies were delivered by caesarean section.