Mother and infants were doing well

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at once, after her doctors expecting only seven, in Morocco on Tuesday, according to Mali’s minister of health Fanta Siby. The official statement read, the five girls and four boys and their mother ‘are all doing well’. All the babies were delivered through a Caesarean section.

It appeared to be the first time on record that a woman had given birth to nine surviving babies at once.

However, ultrasounds done in Mali and Morocco indicated that mother Halima Cisse was pregnant with seven children. but, on Tuesday she gave birth to nine babies, the Malian government confirmed.

Cisse was admitted to a Moroccan clinic following a two week stay in a hospital in the Malian Capital Bamako.

All children were delivered by Caesarean section and mother and all newborns are doing well.

Meanwhile, the record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive belongs to Nadya Suleman, who in 2009 gave birth to six boys and two girls in California, according to Guinness World Records.

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