The Malian mother and the nine twins she gave birth to a month ago in Morocco are in good health, but they will be under observation for nearly two months, according to what was announced by a hospital in Casablanca that witnessed this exceptional operation.
In early May, Halima Cissé, 25, from the Malian city of Timbuktu, gave birth to five daughters and four boys, after she was transferred at the end of March from Bamako to Casablanca to receive more appropriate medical care to the risks of this multiple pregnancy.
The director of communications for the group that owns the Ain Barja Hospital in Casablanca, Abdel Quddous Hafsi, said that the nine twins no longer received any help from respirators after they passed the stage of respiratory risks.
He pointed out that the children receive the necessary nourishment through a feeding tube, and their weight recorded a noticeable increase between 800 grams and 1.4 kilograms.
Hafsi pointed out that the mother could have left the hospital, but she chose to stay near her children for “emotional reasons”.
However, the return to Mali will not happen soon, “as it is necessary to wait a month and a half, even two months, so that the children can face life.”
On May 4th, a medical team of ten doctors, assisted by 25 medical staff, enlisted to perform the cesarean delivery of the nine children.
There was no official confirmation that this multiple birth set a world record. The medically confirmed record dates back to 2009, when an American woman at the age of thirty-three gave birth to eight children at once.