Back in May, a Malian woman, Halima Cisse gave birth to nine babies.
To the surprise of many, all the babies, who are collectively called nonuplets, survived.
Scans prior to the delivery day showed that she had just seven children in her womb. The government of Mali had to fly the 25-year-old to Morocco where she put to bed, as the country saw that she needed specialist care.
When a woman births that many children, they usually require special care, as they are born underweight, alongside many other complications. But after six months, all the babies have gained weight and are all alive.
A woman who had eight babies in the US in 2009 holds the Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive.
Two sets of nonuplets have previously been recorded – one born to a woman in Australia in 1971 and another to a woman in Malaysia in 1999 – but none of the babies survived more than a few days.
World record holder Nadya Suleman’s octuplets have grown up and are now 12 years old. She conceived them through in vitro fertilisation.
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