you The only wedding in the world – Nine children born at the same time – ‘healthy’ as they celebrate their first birthday, the father told the BBC.
“They are all crawling now. Some are sitting and can even walk if they hold onto something,” said Abdelkader Arabi, an army officer from Mali, a country in western Italy. Africa.
Children are still in the care of the clinic in Morocco, West, sunset where they were born.
Arabi said their mother, Halima Cisse, 26, was also fine.
“It is not easy, but it is wonderful. Although it is tiring at times, when you look at all the children in good health, [em uma linha] From right to left we were satisfied. We forgot everything.”
He has just returned to Morocco for the first time in six months, with his three-year-old daughter Souda.
“I am happy to meet my whole family – my wife, my children and myself.”
Arby said the kids would just throw a small birthday party with the nurses and a few people from the building where the family lives.
“Nothing is better than the first year. Let’s remember this wonderful moment we are going to live.”
Babies have broken the Guinness World Record for the most babies born in a single birth to survive.
Before giving birth, on May 4, 2021, Cisse was transferred to Morocco by the Malian government for specialized care.
Multiple births are risky, and mothers with more than four fetuses at the same time are advised to end some abortions in countries where abortion is legal.
There are also risks for babies to have health problems due to premature birth, such as sepsis (a common infection) and cerebral palsy.
Ms Cisse and the children now live in what their father described as a “medical apartment” owned by the owners of the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, where the children were born.
“There are nurses here, in addition to my wife, who help take care of the children,” Arby said.
“The clinic gave them a menu that told them what to eat at all times – day and night,” he continued.
According to Finance Minister Fanta Seppi, the babies – five girls and four boys – were born at 30 weeks. Youssef Al-Alawi, medical director of the Ain Barga clinic, told AFP at the time of the birth that they weighed between 500 grams and 1 kilogram.
They were born by caesarean section.
The boys are called Mohammed VI, Omar, Al-Hajji, and Bah, while the girls are called Qadiya, Fatuma, Hawa, Adama and Omo.
The father said: Each has a unique personality.
“They all have different personalities. Some are calm, some are louder and cry a lot. And some want to be held all the time. They are all completely different, which is totally normal.”
Arby also thanked the Malian government for its assistance.
“The state of Mali has prepared everything for the care and treatment of the nine children and their mother. It is not easy, but it is beautiful and comfortable,” he said.
The father said that they do not know Mali yet, but they are already very popular in the country.
“Everyone is so excited to see the children with their own eyes – their family, their friends, our village and the whole country.”
He also has a message for couples trying to have children: “May God bless all those who don’t have children yet – so they can have what we currently have, parents of weddings. It’s beautiful, a true treasure.”
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