Malian woman gives birth to nine babies




Halima Cisse, a 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies, two more than doctors had detected during scans.

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This was disclosed by West African country’s top health official, it was reported that Cisse gave birth to the babies by cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco after being sent there for special care.

The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well,” Mali’s health minister said in a statement.

Malian doctors, sent her to Morocco for the births because hospitals in Mali, one of the world’s poorest countries, are ill-equipped to provide adequate care for this extremely rare multiple pregnancy.

The private Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, where she was treated, confirmed she gave birth there.

The clinic’s director, Youssef Alaoui  said they were not expecting nine babies.

Cisse gave birth prematurely at 30 weeks and is now in stable condition after heavy bleeding for which she was given a blood transfusion. The babies have been placed in incubators, Youssef Alaoui said.


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