A 25-year-old Malian woman just proved all bets are off in 2021 by delivering NINE babies at the same time.
Halima Cisse and her husband, Kader Arby, were apparently expecting 7 children – an insane number that's been reached before using fertility treatment.
Because Malian hospitals aren't equipped to handle such craziness, she was sent to Morocco ahead of the delivery by C-Section, which happened at 30 weeks gestation. Two extra babies were found during birth, totaling five girls and four boys.
Women out there, can you even imagine having NINE babies kicking you nonstop during pregnancy and demanding you eat enough food to support a small city?
"I'm very happy," said her husband. "My wife and the babies are doing well."
He might not be so happy when he‘s changing his 120th diaper for the day on less than 5 minutes of sleep.
Here's an official photo of three of the babies, with little hearts over their cute tushies:
This is the first time a set of nine children have survived birth, with the previous record for surviving kids set by "Octomom" in America in 2009.
Two other sets of nine delivered in 1971 and 1999 did not survive.
For all the insanity of this story, I have to admit the excitement of the couple and their society at new life is refreshing, especially when strangers make rude comments at the grocery store when you have more than two kids in the States.
"Everybody called me! Everybody called!" said Malina. "The Malian authorities called expressing their joy. I thank them… Even the president called me."
If the babies do well and are sent home to Mali, Halima and Kader have an older daughter who is about to be a very busy big sister!
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