Where – Morocco
As care for a Mother of multiple births needs more love and care, Ms Cisse was moved to Morocco at the request of the Malian government so she could receive higher quality care for her little babies as they enter the world prematurely. .
The babies’ birth weights varied between 500 grams and 1 kilogram, at 30 weeks, delivered by caesarian section and are said to be doing well.
Professor Ellwood said their low weight and premature birth could pose challenges outside the womb.
“With any number of babies above one, you start to see an increase in the rate of early birth.
“The second quite common complication is growth restriction for one of the babies, and certainly, once you get up to beyond three babies, its quite common for one or two of them to be small.
“The ones that are down at the 500-gram range, there’s a lot of complication.”
According to Mali’s Minister of Health and the Moroccan clinic where the nonuplets were born, all nine infants plus mum are “doing well”
What is their Gender
The nine babies include five girls and four boys who were born at 30 weeks gestation and delivered by C-Section on 25 May 2021.
Halima experienced heavy bleeding during delivery and required a blood transfusion but is now recovering.
Severe bleeding after birth can kill a healthy woman within hours if she is unattended. Injecting oxytocics immediately after childbirth effectively reduces the risk of bleeding. I am so happy that this Mum is recovering well.
The Casablanca clinic’s director Youssef Alaoui said that as far as he was aware Halima had not used fertility treatments.
This Mum of 9 + 1 = 10, can also look forward to seeing her babies in The Guinness Book of World Records for most living births beating the previous record-holder was Nadia Suleman (Octomom) in 2009 who was widely critisized as she chose to have so many implanted.