A cesarean delivery was performed in Morocco to increase the chance of survival – Photo: clone / twitter
The Malian government announced Tuesday, 4, that a woman who thought she was seven times pregnant (7 twins) had given birth to 9 children – 5 girls and 4 boys, a rare case of young children – and that “everything is fine.” The birth took place in Morocco.
Halima Cisse, 25, born in Timbuktu, in the north of the country, was transferred on March 30th from the city of Bamako, where she was being treated, to Morocco, to receive better follow-up of this “out of the ordinary” pregnancy, according to the Ministry of Health in Mali.
Experts were concerned with maternal health and the chances of fetal survival.
A spokesman for the ministry said in a press statement that the mother gave birth by caesarean section, “nine children instead of the seven announced by the results of the ultrasound examinations conducted in both Mali and Morocco.”
“So far, the mother and her children are fine,” Health Minister Fanta Sepi told AFP, noting that the financial doctor who accompanied the mother to Morocco informed her.
She added that the 10 family members are expected to return to their homes within a few weeks.
The minister welcomed “the medical staff in Mali and Morocco, whose professionalism is the origin of the happy end of this pregnancy,” and “she wishes the infant and mother a long life,” according to the statement.