I gave birth to 9 babies after conceiving naturally & I use 100 nappies a day
A MUM who gave birth to NINE babies has revealed that she gets through 100 nappies a day as she copes with their care.
Halima Cisse, from Mail, completed her world record pregnancy five months ago but says that her new children are “doing well.”
The Sun previously reported that all nine of the babies were delivered by caesarean section in May after the 25-year-old went into labour 30 weeks premature.
The pregnancy attracted global attention – including leaders in her home country, who flew her to Morocco when doctors saw she needed specialist care.
At the private Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, she gave birth to five girls and four boys.
This week their names were revealed as Oumar, Elhadji, Bah, Mohammed, Adama, Oumou, Hawa, Kadidia, and Fatouma.
And their new mother, who is in good health, confirmed that she and her partner have already seen their new tots grow significantly as they adapts to the next chapter of their lives.
Speaking to the Mail, she said: “All of them are getting on very well, and are a joy to look after.
“They are getting stronger every day and it may well be they are allowed to leave full time medical care soon, so that we can take them home.”
They nonuplets were taken off incubators in early August and Cisse, along with her Kader Arby, 35, have been living together in flat close to the hospital.
100 NAPPIES A DAY
Halima has since revealed that she has been getting through a staggering 100 nappies per day and six litres of milk – but admitted that she has needed the help of an army of nurses to provide the brood with around the clock care.
“She explained: “Giving birth to one child is hard enough but having nine is unimaginable.”
“It’s astonishing the amount of work that is involved in looking after them. I’m grateful to the medical team that are doing all the hard work and the Government of Mali for funding this.”
The care bill so far is approaching the equivalent of £1million, and most it has been picked up by the authorities who are working on plans to get the family home.
But Cisse almost died from blood loss during the delivery, with doctors estimating that her belly alone weighed almost 30 kg.
How rare are nonuplets?
- A set of nine babies, born at once to the same mother, are called nonuplets.
- Nonuplets are extremely rare, with only a few known sets having been born globally.
- Medical complications often arise for both the mother and her babies, and it is rare for the babies to survive infancy.
- A set of nonuplets were born on June 13, 1971, in Australia, to Geraldine Brodrick and her husband Leonard. Two of the babies were stillborn, while the other babies all died in their first week.
- Another set of nonuplets were born on March 26, 1999, in Malaysia. Mum, Zurina Mat Saad, had five boys and four girls, but none of them survived more than six hours.
Describing the birth, Halima said: “As the babies were coming out, there were so many questions going through my mind.
“I was very aware of what was going on and it seemed as if there was an endless stream of babies coming out of me.”
She added: “My sister was holding my hand but all I could think about was how would I look after them and who was going to help me?”
Husband Andy, who also shares another two-year-old daughter with Cisse – eventually joined the family after being admitted to the North African country in July.
He said that their care would be “financial challenging,” but was “focused on looking after our babies and getting them home.”
He said: “Being together as a family is the best thing in the world, and we give thanks to God all the time.”
“The most important thing is that we are all safe and well, and in great hands.”
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