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Wed May 5, 2021, 03:10 PM

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

Source: BBC

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

Halima Cisse gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco. Mali's government flew her there for specialist care.

"I'm very happy," her husband told the BBC. "My wife and the babies [five girls and four boys] are doing well."

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.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56994408

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Reply Malian woman gives birth to nine babies (Original post)
discocrisco01 May 5 OP
Me. May 5 #1
jimfields33 May 5 #2
onetexan May 5 #7
Polybius May 6 #23
onetexan May 6 #27
blueinredohio May 5 #4
BumRushDaShow May 5 #5
Bayard May 5 #3
Mr.Bill May 5 #19
onetexan May 5 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus May 5 #8
Shermann May 5 #10
MiniMe May 5 #9
peppertree May 5 #11
Renew Deal May 5 #15
peppertree May 5 #18
we can do it May 6 #25
peppertree May 6 #26
SunSeeker May 5 #12
secondwind May 5 #13
SunSeeker May 5 #14
Renew Deal May 5 #17
SunSeeker May 5 #20
cate94 May 5 #22
SunSeeker May 6 #24
Renew Deal May 5 #16
jcgoldie May 5 #21

Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:22 PM

1. Honestly

The article strongly suggests that she had help in developing this many babies. The world is over populated as it is and many parents can't take proper care of their children due to financial struggles. Between she and the woman who previously held the record, they have brought 17 children into the world.

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:33 PM

2. I'm thrilled that the parents are happy.

I canít imagine how the feedings will go. I guess sleep will be out of the question for now.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #2)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:55 PM

7. It will take a village to care for & raise all 9 babies. Hope the state is helping them, and

extended family & friends.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #7)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:07 AM

23. In Mali?

No chance the state helps at all.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #23)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:50 PM

27. well considering it's an African nation i'm not sure if there w be any state help. However the

article did mention state officials & the nation's president did call her, so i figure they may help in some form. Anyway, i'm more interested in finding out the babies' weight & health conditions at birth & now.

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:16 PM

4. I was going to ask was this natural

or artificial? How many will survive? How many will have problems all their lives?

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #4)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:31 PM

5. There is a blip near the bottom of the the article (I expect this may have been the situation)

But most commonly in Africa fertility drugs are prescribed when a woman comes off a hormonal form of contraceptive as she can find that it takes a while to ovulate again, Dr Kalumi says.

This can then result in the release of several eggs, instead of one, during a woman's monthly cycle.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56994408


So if she had been on some version of "the pill", she may have been prescribed some hormone medication that in her case, triggered a multiple egg release and they were all there at "the right time".

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:46 PM

3. An entire litter of small humans

I can't imagine that was natural.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:12 PM

19. A baseball team.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:53 PM

6. How much do the babies weigh & what are their current medical conditions?

That's amazing!

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:57 PM

8. Octomom, move over. nt

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #8)

Wed May 5, 2021, 05:10 PM

10. That would make her Nonamom nt

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:57 PM

9. 2 other sets of nonuplets have been born. They did not 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.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 05:36 PM

11. Just what Mali needs: more babies!



Or the world, for that matter.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #11)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:04 PM

15. How do you know what Mali needs?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #15)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:09 PM

18. Well, they don't need more babies - that's for sure.

Do you remember where you were when Clinton was impeached?

Mali's population has doubled since then. And this is not only one of the world's poorest countries, it's also one of the ones with the fastest desertification.

For their own good, they need concerted birth control measures.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #15)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:01 AM

25. A litter really isn't needed anywhere.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #25)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:31 AM

26. No doubt about it

Global birth rates have fallen by half since birth control measures became widely adopted in the 3rd world 50 years ago. Where would they be today had they not made that wise decision back then!

They've also fallen by over a third in the developed world.

And still most nations struggle to provide for their young people - nowhere more so than in Africa, where already sky-high birth rates fell the least (by one fourth or so).

For their own good, young people should think twice about having any more than two children - especially in developing countries.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 06:35 PM

12. This is nuts. This is no doubt the result of fertility treatments.

The doctor who orchestrated this monstrosity should have his or her license pulled. This is ridiculously dangerous for the woman, and the babies. And even if they survive, the babies' and parents' quality of life will be needlessly strained, at best. She sure as hell can't breastfeed 9 babies. There is absolutely no reason for this.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:37 PM

13. I prefer to look at this as a blessing... the parents are very happy.


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Response to secondwind (Reply #13)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:46 PM

14. What else can they say? nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #14)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:05 PM

17. They can say what you said

But maybe they don't believe that.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #17)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:33 PM

20. No, a parent can't say they wish their kid(s) hadn't been born. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:48 PM

22. They can

And they do.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #22)

Thu May 6, 2021, 03:32 AM

24. The dad couldn't say that to the reporters. He would have been ripped to shreds in the press.

Once you've had the kids, it is pretty fucking cruel to the kids to say you wish you didn't have them. The kids didn't ask to be born. Once born, they want and need to be loved. And a parent owes a duty to love and care for them. To say to those kids and the world that you don't want them is pretty devastating to the kids.

I can't imagine what else this father could say to the reporters but that he was happy. At least his wife and kids were alive, for now.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:04 PM

16. She birthed her own Supreme Court

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #16)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:44 PM

21. well

I hope they are all more lively than Clarence Thomas.

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